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#1 bobgee

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 07:32 AM

Gary got me looking at the size of the 1930-37 collar droopy wing egas I have. Initially I thought that the Meyer Fire Bronze pieces were the same size as the EM insignia. On second look I saw that the globe on the unmarked em piece IS slightly smaller than the Firebronze. However the Meyer Fire Bronze is the same size as an H-H marked piece WITH applied continents which I have. I've scanned them below: The EM piece screw post unmarked is on the left; Meyer Fire bronze in the center; H-H on the right. Maybe it's time to invest in a micrometer! Thanks......Semper Fi....Bob 1644187 - 0104109
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Posted 18 July 2007 - 09:22 AM

Bob, all are drop dead beautiful, esp the emblem on the far right. Can you post picture of it (on its own, with no others) front and rear on seperate post. Thank you, Darrell

BTW; I have posted comment on your previous "fire bronze" enlisted emblem of yesterday. We need to look into the subject of these "hallmarked private purchase" EM emblems much deeper. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/think.gif

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#3 bobgee

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 02:04 PM

Here it is. I left it on the O/S cap on which it came; belonged to Col (later BGen Ret) Frank Schwable (1929-1959).

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 11:50 AM

With all the variations of different makers, I thought I'd show three variations of just plain unmarked issue enlisted service droop wings. For just these plain issue ones, it's interesting that there are all these variations, and I'm sure others.

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 11:53 AM

one more

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 01:10 PM

You Fellas really got me hooked today, I've been digging mine out and trying to research them here. Guess thats what its for... Found this one a few years ago for 2.00, did'nt know anything back then , and not much more now! Denny

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 09:27 AM

Steve, can you show the back (post 7) of this emblem for us. Thanks, Darrell

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 09:53 AM

Here you go, Darrell. That's about as good as I can get it. Sorry it's not clearer.

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 10:37 AM

Here's another I have in a group to a career officer who served from 1919 through WW2. Same as the previous also by H-H but made in clutchback not screwback (or center post). One of the clutch posts is missing. Scanned this at 600 dpi so it's nice & sharp.
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Posted 29 July 2007 - 10:39 AM

Here's the reverse. S/F ....Bob
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Posted 29 July 2007 - 10:48 AM

I've never seen a clutchback EGA that old. Generally only at the end of WWII is the earliest. wow

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 07:42 AM

With your hallmarked officer's emblem shown, we can now say with certainty, these clutchbacks were on the scene in the late 20's. The question remains, when did they first appear... and on what? Thank again Bob, more wonderful knowledge gained here.

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 11:58 AM

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