Posted 20 July 2007 - 10:49 AM
The slight lifting of the wing off from the anchor was the first indication of the trenching art form... from there it went to the extreme of bending heads and anchors, sweeping wings, bending wings, shorting wings and so forth. These emblems do take of their own art form.
Posted 20 July 2007 - 10:54 AM
Posted 30 July 2007 - 10:25 PM
If you notice closely, both the EM cover emblem and collar set are the very early, pre WWII private purchase M1937's of the very detailed "tall eagle" variety. It also appears that the rope on the cover emblem has been filed off, so the wire rope could be attached. Even in "untrenched," standard condition, this particular set of early M1937 emblems is very scarce and hard to come by.
Posted 11 April 2008 - 04:39 AM
Anything interesting about this one? I know the screw has been cut off, but the fron is still good.
Posted 11 April 2008 - 06:24 AM
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Posted 02 August 2008 - 07:29 AM
Edited by teufelhunde.ret, 02 August 2008 - 09:44 AM.
Posted 02 August 2008 - 07:45 AM
trenching continued long after WWI, as evidenced by those M37's you posted above, and the M-20 clipped wing usmcaviator posted in the original thread about my M20 stipled
Posted 02 August 2008 - 09:39 AM
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Posted 26 October 2008 - 06:01 AM
BTW - did this emblem have the conical shaped roller? A great find Bob, thanks for sharing this with us! s/f Darrell
Posted 26 October 2008 - 08:25 AM
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Posted 07 November 2008 - 07:17 PM
There are two cover emblems with wings curved back, and also a pair of post-war finished collar emblems. However, the one I think leads more credability to the theory is the last emblem, that not only has the bird's wings curved back, but also the anchor flukes curved forward. Now, while this could all just be coincidence from being old and bounced around over the years, I think the smooth, equal curves are a bit too uniform to just be an accident. Especially on the pair, to have the same distinct curve, and the one with the flukes curved. Now while some may argue that this curve is hardly trenching, I believe we've seen quite a few examples of earlier emblems with curved wings accredited as trenching.
Nothing spectacular, but just an interesting thought with some pics....
Posted 07 November 2008 - 07:19 PM
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