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77th Division Club key fob. "IF FOUND RETURN TO"


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Found this in a box of mostly junk at an antique store.

I was wondering f there is any way to trace the original owner through the number stamped into the metal.

Also does anyone know what year this might be from?

Thank you.

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I did some quick searches in The Google, but could not find out whether the 77th Division Club is still active, went defunct, or got absorbed by another organization.

 

It's probably a good bet that the identity has been lost to history.

 

Kevin

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Kevin,

I found info on Google that said they got the deed to the building in 1928 and another article from 1958 that indicated they were still there.

So maybe it dates from 1928 or so?

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5 hours ago, Boy Howdy said:

Kevin,

I found info on Google that said they got the deed to the building in 1928 and another article from 1958 that indicated they were still there.

So maybe it dates from 1928 or so?

 

That suggests to me that it could be from any time between 1928 and at least 1958, or later.  But, I would lean towards a pre-WWII timeframe as I think that in the post-war years, trinkets like this went by the wayside.

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Boy Howdy, I’ve got one of these too and always wondered if the numbers were traceable. Since these were most likely a roaring 20s or late 30s addition to the 77th Division club and it’s been nearly a century since then I don’t think they ever will be traceable. Unless some data sheet that survived can be found. These pop up every now and then and it’s neat to see them. Great pickup. 
 

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Thanks CWG.

There is so much information lost to time. 

I love finding this type of thing in unexpected places.

I had a patient who was a 77th Vet from WW 2. Fought and was wounded in the Pacific theater. He was definitely part of the greatest generation. RIP Ernest! You earned it 

BH

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