EGA's for 1890's USMC officer's shoulder knots
Posted 31 October 2007 - 09:04 AM
Posted 31 October 2007 - 09:13 AM
With the present of the "tag' of silver to fasten the eagle and globe these and the type of construction shown, this type of emblem was first described in 1877 when collar emblems were prescribed for use on the evening dress and mounted on blue cloth. When that emblem changed is likely not known.
There is a distinct possibility these were used on evening dress prior to 1892, or at that time. Since Officer collar emblems did not see the anchor rope until '62, I'm inclined to believe, this was their intended use. I'm humbled, these are truly pristine and a fine resource for the reference section and hope we'll find out definitively their use.
Posted 26 November 2007 - 11:53 AM
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