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1926 Officers Droopy Collar EGA for service uniforms


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Gary got me looking at the size of the 1930-37 collar droopy wing egas I have. Initially I thought that the Meyer Fire Bronze pieces were the same size as the EM insignia. On second look I saw that the globe on the unmarked em piece IS slightly smaller than the Firebronze. However the Meyer Fire Bronze is the same size as an H-H marked piece WITH applied continents which I have. I've scanned them below: The EM piece screw post unmarked is on the left; Meyer Fire bronze in the center; H-H on the right. Maybe it's time to invest in a micrometer! Thanks......Semper Fi....Bob 1644187 - 0104109

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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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Bob, all are drop dead beautiful, esp the emblem on the far right. Can you post picture of it (on its own, with no others) front and rear on seperate post. Thank you, Darrell

 

BTW; I have posted comment on your previous "fire bronze" enlisted emblem of yesterday. We need to look into the subject of these "hallmarked private purchase" EM emblems much deeper. think.gif


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

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Here it is. I left it on the O/S cap on which it came; belonged to Col (later BGen Ret) Frank Schwable (1929-1959).

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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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With all the variations of different makers, I thought I'd show three variations of just plain unmarked issue enlisted service droop wings. For just these plain issue ones, it's interesting that there are all these variations, and I'm sure others.

 

Steve

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Here's another I have in a group to a career officer who served from 1919 through WW2. Same as the previous also by H-H but made in clutchback not screwback (or center post). One of the clutch posts is missing. Scanned this at 600 dpi so it's nice & sharp.

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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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Here's the reverse. S/F ....Bob

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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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I've never seen a clutchback EGA that old. Generally only at the end of WWII is the earliest. wow

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With your hallmarked officer's emblem shown, we can now say with certainty, these clutchbacks were on the scene in the late 20's. The question remains, when did they first appear... and on what? Thank again Bob, more wonderful knowledge gained here.


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