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Here are some straps and knots from my collection.
Inf. Capt. 1902
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39th Inf N.Y.
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Rare Engineers
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Adj. Gen. Art. N.Y.
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Inf. 1885-1898 White 1898-1899 Blue
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Inf. Colonel N.Y. no Reg. #
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Art. Major
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Infantry 1885-1898 white 1898-1899 dark blue 1900-1902 white -1902 on light blue
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Inf. Major
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43rd N.Y. Inf.
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Cav. button
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Lemon yellow ist Cav.
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Staff Colonel
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Staff Colonel
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I only have one set of Army dress shoulder boards and they're attached to the 1930s uniform of DR Albert Kenner. I thought they might be Major's boards but it is possible they might be tarnished LtTC boards instead. At the end of WW-II Kenner had attained the rank of Maj Gen and was the Third Army Surgeon. In addition, he was the Chief surgeon of the European Theater. When Gen Patton was injured in an automobile accident, Gen Eisenhower sent Maj Gen Kenner to oversee treatment of Patton and he fulfilled this role until Patton died.

 

These were difficult to photo as the uniform is on a mannequin and not particularly mobile. I got one side in focus but the other is a bit out of focus.

 

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1930's period bullion USAAC shoulder board.

 

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MARIO: Fantastic picture of the Cavalry button from the shoulder paddle, outstanding, Mario! Please feel free to go to http://community.webshots.com/user/clovis_lee_booker and http://community.webshots.com/user/hhbooker2 and http://community.webshots.com/user/enery hodge amd http://community.webshots.com/user/hhbooker and http://www.militarybadges.info and download and use anything you see in the photo albums, over 6,000 picture! There seems to be no end of variety of the 1872-1898 shoulder knots, is there? Every militia had their own colours and styles as well. Imagine how tough it is for military tailor shops to keep the warrant officer rank straps in stock for WO1 through CW5 for all the various arms and branches? Really nice pictures in Photo Bucket, Mario! w00t.gif Sarge Booker (hhbooker2@yahoo.com)

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BILL and MARIO: Reworked your shoulder straps and highlighted them and brought out the original colours same as if you had them restored without having to actually restore them. Also straightened one of them out as I know its hard to photograph of scan them as straight as they ought to be. What do you think of their new look? think.gif Sarge Booker (hhbooker2@yahoo.com)

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2nd Lieutenant (Infantry), Major General, and Major (Staff) rank straps said to have been used 1861-1865 or shortly thereafter? Note they are anything but authorized rank straps. ermm.gif Sarge Booker (hhbooker2@yahoo.com)

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Herbert Booker

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Check out these metal and enamel rank straps! ;) Sarge Booker (hhbooker2@yahoo.com)

 

Sarge Booker,

 

I believe these small enamel rank straps are probably CW veteran insignia from the Grand Army of the Republic. Worn on the GAR badges to indicate rank/position in the organization (not wartime rank).

 

The oval and fancy rank straps shown just above them are, I believe, probably police rank insignia worn on the early frock coats. I have some of these that are intact on the uniforms.

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Here are a few more:

 

In photo 1, LTC Augustus Corliss, ca 1898; CPT George H. Morgan, ca 1899; and an unknown Ohio NG CPT's, ca

1907.

 

Next are BG (later MG) Charles Justin Bailey's, ca. 1912. Bailey commanded the 81st Div in France and is credited with introducung SSI's!

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And a couple of more:

 

Leven C. Allen's BG straps on BG William Marlin's blue coat. Allen was Omar Bradley c/s while Marlin was an Ohio NG brigade commander.

 

Clare Hibbs Armstrong's straps -- an odd type featuring only one narrow wire hook on each end. Armstrong was father of D C Armstrong III whose things I displayed at the Toledo show in January. He was military attache to Belgium when he wore this.

 

Lastly is the strap of GEN Paul Freeman. Freeman commanded the 23rd Infantry in Korea at Chipyong-Ni and won the DSC.

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Althopugh these rank straps were made in Pakistan, the one with the acorns at each end was for Surgeons over 12 years and the one with letters only was for Surgeons under 12 years. These were presented to the Naval Historical Center at the Washington Navy Yard in the District of Columnbia for their museum display. thumbsup.gif Sarge Booker of Tujunga, California

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1898 to 1922 Machinist's Mate Warrant Officer, a gold bullion enbroidered ship's screw with a silver embroidered star atop the screw, barely visible here, unfortunately. :unsure: (Chief Warrant Officer has a silver ship's screw with superimposed gold star.)

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I don't think I ever posted these. I think they are MP, but can anyone tell what era?

 

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Military Police, Lieutenant Colonel, Bullion Shoulder Knots, I'd venture a guess in the last 25 years because of the lack of tarnishing on the silver.

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