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1875 uniform regulations


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The appearance of stamped / wired versions of 1875 enlisted undress cap emblem likely came to an end about in 1898 as the fore and aft campaign cover photo’s of the period showed the stamped with various wire configurations for mounting the emblem to the side at first and on the front at a later date. An identical emblem in nickel plate was worn on the enlisted epaulettes of the period.

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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I believe about the 1890's, but I'm really unsure about the date for this one. I believe these had a light bronze or gilt colored wash applied. Look in the areas on the pics to see what I believe are the reminants of the applied finish. See the pics.

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Yours is patterned after the 1875 model EGA. In bronze they were used on the field hat in 1908. The "gilt brass" counterpart was used earlier in 1897 for the bell crown cap. The were done in nickel plate brass as well and worn on the shako 1876-1892; shoulder knots 1892-1904 and the gilt-finish brass wire back version worn on the Kepi from 1876-97.

 

I am not certain if this was a gilt finish to begin... it would almost appear, someone applied over the top of guilting another finish??? Since this is a stamped thin plate, it would have been a shako / kepi emblem. I am speculating due to the applied finish??? Another factor may be, is it a Bannermans surplus item? I just cannot tell from the pic's.... Gary?


The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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