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#1 Brig

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 05:46 PM

we may have discussed this, I can't recall and can't find a thread on it. Got it years ago from the Collector's Guild...I think the debate was whether it was indeed USMC or Army with a USMC screw added. The screw/button/what have you is unmarked, as is the board. USMC or something else? thanks

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 05:47 PM

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 06:01 PM

bump

#4 Lee Ragan

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 05:01 AM

Aren't these worn on USMC officers mess-dress uniforms? :think:

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 06:15 AM

Tim, my hunch is this board - knot - epaulet (whatever one chooses to call it) may have Army origins (first use) and was adopted for USMC band use a decade or two before 1900. Were they for Enlisted or Officer use in period, I would expect to see the brass rim the end in place of the three cords. Hopefully someone will know for sure or have photo's they care to share with us?

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 07:56 AM

Found this, figured I'd bump it up since I still have it. Been thinking converted Army Artillery, perhaps. Anyone with more info than I?



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Posted 05 May 2014 - 06:42 AM

I think you are right about them being Army. Here is the part of Bill Emerson's insignia site that covers shoulder knots:

 

http://www.emersonin...load/3Knots.pdf



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Posted 06 May 2014 - 03:23 PM

Wow, finally, the mystery reveals itself! Thanks, Garth



#9 Mtlh2010

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 05:48 PM

the Marines did wear shoulder boards like this. i'll try and dig out my copy of the 1917 and ww2 regs to see what picture plates are shown.

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 10:04 AM

Well, these are an interesting wrench in the mix...are these Army conversions, or is there a USMC variation we weren't aware of?
 
 

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 10:05 AM

and another...
 

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 06:36 PM

That is one crazy looking shoulder weave......... will check my files on these. I have lots of shoulder photos but noNE with one like tjis. Pretty cool!

Edited by Alec, 17 January 2015 - 06:36 PM.



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