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Manufacturer's Marks - Medals, Wings, Insignia
Old 01-23-2005, 03:12 PM   #1
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Manufacturers of U.S. Metal Emblems - Alphabetical
W.W.I to Present

This list is alphabetical. See the following post for a list by code number.

This catalog primarily lists manufacturers of metal emblems. Some companies also produced cloth insignia and other items that may bear these names or hallmarks.

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- Emblems are often not marked with the manufacturer’s full name (for example, “Vanguard” instead of “Vanguard Military Equipment Co.”). Extreme and cryptic abbreviations and logos are listed in parenthesis.

- Post-1950s alpha-numeric manufacturer’s codes are provided where applicable (see the following post for a compilation of these codes) but this should not be interpreted as the sole period of production for a company. The Hilborn-Hamburger firm, for example, currently employs the code “H24.” However, this company made emblems decades before the implementation of the code mark system.

- All currently certified contractors who have been assigned a manufacturer’s hallmark code have been included. However, a number of those do not make metal emblems and they are flagged with their specialty (textile, decal, bullion, plaque). See the code list for more detail.

- Categories of emblems known to have been made by each manufacturer are abbreviated as follows:

I= Insignia (service arm, branch, distinctive unit, etc.)
M= Medals
W= “Wing” qualification badges (aviation, airborne)

A
A.B. Emblems and Caps (later A. B. Emblems/Conrad Industries), Weaverville, NC. (A35) (textile)
Ace, Japan. I
Achievement Products, Inc., East Hanover, NJ. (A30) I
Action Embroidery Corp., Ontario, CA. (A25) (textile)
Alberti and Company, Firenze, Italy. I
Allen Uniform Company. I
Amcraft/American Metal Crafts Co. ("snowflake" pattern) I, W
American Emblem Company, Utica, NY (AE/AECo). I, M, W
American Identification Products, Brooklyn, NY. (A29) I
American Insignia Company, NY. (Amico, 8A) I, W
American Military Supply Corp., New York. (12A, A28) I
Amico (see American Insignia Company)
Anataya Brothers, Inc., Japan and Attleboro, MA. (A26) I
Angus & Coote, Sydney, Australia. I, W
Apollo Jewelry Mfg. Co., New York. (A27)
F.A. Aquino, Manila, Philippines. I
Charles Arista, Hawaii. (CRA) I (primarily “made for collector” and veteran’s pieces)
Army-Navy Equipment Co. I
Aronoff Service Products Co., New York. (4A)
F.W. Assman, Ludenscheid, Germany (“A” with extended crossbar). I, W
Augis, Lyon, France. I
D.L. Auld Company, Columbus, OH. I, M
Award Crafters, Inc., Chantilly, VA. (A37) (plaque)
B
Bailey, Banks & Biddle, Philadelphia, PA (BB&B). I, M, W
Baldwin Ribbon & Stamping, Woodside, NY. (B31) (Metal)
L.G. Balfour, Attleboro, MA (LGB, B21). I, W
Bally Ribbon Mills, Bally, PA. (B22) (textile)
C.Balmberger, Germany. I
J. Balme, Paris. W
B&U Co., I
Bastian Brothers, Rochester, NY. (B.B.Co.). I, M
Bates & Klinke, Inc., Attleboro, MA. I
Jennot Beanne, France. I
Bee-Kay Parade Equipment Co., Bronx, NY. (14B, B23)
Bell Trading Post (signpost with bell emblem). (Note: some postwar Bell Trading items also bear the mark "GI". This was The Institute of Heraldry certification mark, not an abbreviation for General Insignia.) W
Bende & Sons, Inc., Passaic, NJ. (B26) (textile)
Berben Insignia Co., Philadelphia, PA. (12B)
Arthus Bertrand, Paris, France. I
Joe C. Bettencourt Company, San Antonio, TX. I
Beverly Craft, Beverly Hills, CA. (palm tree logo) W
Biederman Co., Bonn, Germany. I
Wallace Bishop Co., Brisbane, Australia. I, W
B.J. Co. (by Orber). I
V.H. Blackinton Company, Attleboro Falls, MA (VHB, B24). I, W
Blumberg Bros, New York, NY. W
M.S. Bowman, New York City. I
Bregonzio, Milano, Italy. I
Brehmer, Germany. I
Buerge, Germany(?). I
Fritz Buttner & Sohn, Germany. I
C
C & P Embroidery Co., Inc., North Bergen, NJ (C27) (textile, shoulder sleeve)
Carolina Service Co., Fayetteville, NC. (C25) I
S.D. Childs, Chicago, IL. I
Citco. I
CKS, Seoul, South Korea. I
Classic Medallics, Inc., Long Island City, NY. (C31) I
Clayton, Chicago, IL. I
College Shops, Attleboro, MA. I
Columbia Button & Nailhead Corp., New York, NY. (C24) I
Coro (Cohn & Rosenberger), New York, NY/Providence, RI. (12C) I, M, W
Craftens Inc., Chicago, IL. I
Crest-Craft Co., Cincinnati, OH. (C23) I
D
Danecraft, Inc., Providence, RI. W
Freeman Daughaday Co.(Norton, MA through 1946, then Providence, RI) M
The Dawson Company, Cleveland, OH. I
Denazio, Corizia, Italy. I
Denmark’s Military Equipment Corp., New York/Astoria, NY. (6D, D22) I (5*#
A.J. Dennison, Riverside, RI. (5D, D23) I
Deschler & Sohn, Munich, Germany. I
Dieges & Clust, New York. I, M
Dobbins. I
Dodge Inc., Chicago, IL. I
Dodge Trophy Co., Los Angeles, CA. I
Dohmer, Germany. (D1) I
Dommers, Germany. I
A.H. Dondero, Washington. (D2, D21) I, W (2,6,7)
Donner, Elberfeld, Germany. I
N.C. Dorrety, Boston, MA. I
Durocharm, New York City. I
Dan H. Dunham, San Antonio, TX. W
C.B. Dyer. I
E
Eagle Regalia Co., New York. (E24) I
S.E. Eby, Philadelphia, PA. I, M, W
Ebsco Industries, Inc., Birmingham, AL. (E28) I
Eisenstadt Jewelry Co, St. Louis, MO (LE). I, W
Eiseman-Ludmar Co., Inc., Hicksville, NY. (E31) (bullion)
Emblem and Badge Co., Providence, RI. (E21) I
Emblemcraft Ltd, New York, NY. (E25) I
Emblem Supply Co., Inc., Central Falls, RI. (1E, E23) I
Erffmeyer & Son, Ind., Milwaukee, WI. (E27) I (2*)
Eveready Embroidery, Inc., Jersey City, NJ. (E26) (1#)
F
Firmin & Sons, London, England. W
Gustave Fox Co., Cincinnati, OH. I, W
August Frank. M
Frank Brothers, San Antonio, TX. (2F) I
Lorioli Fratelli, Milano, Italy. I
Thomas Frattorinin, Birmingham, England. I
John Frick Jewelry Co., New York. I
G
J.R. Gaunt & Son, London, England/New York, NY. I, W
Gemsco (General Merchandising Co.), Milford, CT. (G2, G22) I,W
General Display Co., Manassas, VA. (G25) (plaque)
General Insignia, New York, NY. I (Note: care should be taken not to confuse this maker with The Institute of Heraldry's certification mark "GI", which is unrelated)
General Products, Providence, RI. M
George & Sidney's Brass Shop, Taipei, Taiwan (G&S Co). I
Gerocastelli (Gero Castelli?), Italy. I
Ges. Gesh. (Not a company; German patent mark). I
George S. Gethen Co., Philadelphia, PA. I
GGFXA (S.E. Eby Co.?). I
Gleason-Wallace, Albany, NY. I
Goodwear Fabrics
Gordon's Fort Meade, Odenton, MD. (G13) I
Graco Awards, Tomball, TX. (G27) M (2)
M.M. Graham, Los Angeles. I
Grannat Brothers, San Francisco, CA. I
Great American Weaving Corp., Bally, PA (G31) (1)
Greenduck, Chicago, IL. I
The Green Company, Kansas City, MO. I (Green KC, 6G, G24). I (5*#)
Ira Greene Co., New York, NY/Providence, RI. (3G, G3, G23) I
H
V. Haacke & Co., Pforzheim, Germany. I
Irvin H. Hahn Company, Baltimore (Hanco/rooster logo, 1H, H22). I
Hallmark Emblems, Inc. (H27) (1#)
Haltom Jewelers, Fort Worth, TX. W
Alvin H. Hankins, Seattle, WA. I
Harding (Newell Harding & Co.?), Boston, MA. I
Hartegen, Newark, NH. I
A.J. Hawkins. I
H.E. Heacock Co., Manila, Philippines. I
B. Hecker, New York. I
Heckethorn Mfg. & Supply Co., Littleton, CO. M
Jack Heller ("H" in a circle?)
Wilhelm Helding, Leipzig, Germany. I
Henderson-Ames Co., Kalamazoo, MI. I
Hess & Albertson, St. Louis, MO. I
Hilborn-Hamburger, New York, NY/Passaic, NJ. (H-H/eagle logo, H-H Imperial, H24). I, M, (3)
Cal Hirsch & Sons Iron and Rail Co., St. Louis, MO. I
His Lordship's Products, Inc., New York, NY. (H25)
Homrichous Co, Memphis, TN. (HR). W
Horstmann, Philadelphia, PA. I
I
Imperial Insignia Manufacturing Company (later Hilborn-Hamberger/Imperial). I
International Insignia Corp., Providence, RI. (I21) I (2*)
Irvine & Jachens, San Francisco, CA. I
J
Jacqueline Embroidery Co., Toms River, NJ. (J23) (textile)
Jaurez. W
Warren Jay Products Corp., New York, NY. (1J) I
Jostens, Inc., Princeton, IL/Owatonna & Minneapolis, MN. I, W
Johnson National, New York. I
K
Kaag, Los Angeles. I
Martin Kahn, Bronx, NY. (6K)
Kalka, Augsburg, Germany. I
K. B. Specialties, Bellflower, CA (KBS, K25). I
The Kinney Co. Providence, RI (“K Co.” in a shield, K24) W
Harry Klitzner Co., Inc., Providence, RI
Klammer, Innsbruck, Austria. I
Karl J. Klein, Portland, OR. I
Konwal (Western Military Supply), Japan. I
Krew,Inc.,Attleboro,MA. (1K, K21) I, M, W
L
The Walter Lampl Co. (script "WL" in a shield), New York, NY. W
Laorer, Los Angeles, CA. I
L. Christian Lauer, Nurnberg, Germany. I
Leavens Manufacturing Co., Attleboro, MA. (L21) I
Leonard Embroidery Company, Philadelphia, PA. (2L, L23) I
LeVelle, Philadelphia, PA/Washington, D.C. I, W
William Link & Co. ("WL Co" in 2 linked ovals) W
Linz Brothers Jewelers, Dallas, TX. W
HLI Lordship Industries, Inc., Hauppauge, NY. (L1, L22) M
Los Angeles Rubber Stamp Co., Los Angeles, CA (LARS). I
Ludlow Co., London, England. W
K. G. Luke Co., Melbourne, Australia. W
W. Lutz, Furth, Germany. I
Morrie Luxenberg, New York, NY. I, W
M
Maco-Boch
Jerry Massey. W
Joseph Mayer. M
Jos. Mayr, Linz, Austria. I
McCabe Brothers, New York, NY. (M23) I
Gordon's Fort Meade, Odenton, MD. (M24) I
Medallic Art Co., New York, NY. I, M
Mermod, Jaccard & King, St. Louis, MO. I
Metal Arts Co., Rochester, NY. (AMACO, M30). I
G.C.Meyer Company, Indianapolis, IN. I
N.S. Meyer, New York, NY. (9M, M22) I, M, W
Meyers & Co., Los Angeles. I
Midwest Trophy Co., Del City, OK. (M29) I
Military Art & Emblem Co., Hyattsville, MD. (M29) I
Military Manufacturer's of Maryland (by Gordon's Fort Meade). (G18, M24))
Military Post Suppliers, Japan/Newark, NJ. (7M, M7, M21) I
J. Milton, New York. I
Minero-Newcome, Co, New York, NY. (1M, M28) I
Minister, Columbus, OH. I
Monarch Military Products Co., Inc. New York, NY. (M12) I
Moody Bros., Los Angeles, CA. W
Morgan's, San Francisco, CA. I
Motex Inc., West New York, NJ. (M36) (textile)
Mourgeon, France. I
Loren Murchison & Co., Attleboro, MA. (M27) I
N
National Badge & Insignia Co., Japan/Washington, DC. (NBI Japan) I
National Decoration Co., Shanghai, China (NDC). I
National Guard Equipment Company, New York. (NGBC). I
Naval Uniform Supply (NUS). W
N.B.I., Japan. I
Nelson, Long Beach, NY. I
N. R. Newcome & Co., New York, NY. I
New England Trophy & Engraving Co., Boston, MA. (N22) I
Niderost & Taber. I
F. H. Noble & Co. Chicago, IL. (Letter "N" in a circle) M
Norsid Co., New York, NY. W
Northern Stamping Co. M
Northwest Territory Mint, Auburn, WA (N31) (2, 7)
Nudelman Bros. I
O
J. O'Brien Badge Co. (JO?). W
Officers Equipment Co., Madison, NJ. (OEC, OEC14-81) (O22) I (2)
Oppenstein Brothers, Kansas City, MO. I
Orber Manufacturing Co., Pawtucket, RI. (1O, O-1) I, W
P
E.P. Industries, Inc., Cranston, RI. (P23) I
C. Pacagnini, Milano, Italy. I
Paramount Jewelers, San Francisco, CA . I
Parry & Parry, Salt Lake City, UT. I
Pasquale Uniform Company, San Francisco, CA. (3P) I, W
Pauls, Buffalo, NY. I
Pecas Embroidery Corp., North Bergen, NJ. (P25) (textile)
Ed Pereia Inc., Foster, RI. (P24) I
Philadelphia Badge Co., Philadelphia, PA. I
Pichiani-Barlacci, Firenze, Italy. I
Pichelklammer, Innsbruck, Austria. I
E.P. Industries, Inc., Providence, RI. I
Carl Poellath, Schrobenhausen, Germany. (P in a circle). I
Polar Flight. W
C. Polk Co./Polk Sales Corp., New York, NY. (CP&Co, 1P, P21) I, W
Pollack Co. I
Preisser, Pforzheim, Germany. I
Princeton Industries, Inc., Providence, RI. I
R
Rainbow Emblems, Ind., Johnson, RI. (R25) I
Rainbow Embroidery, Plainfield, NJ. (R27) (textile)
Regal Emblem Co., New York. (R23) I
Alois Rettenmaier, Germany. I
Rex Products. M
The Reynolds Co., Lincoln, RI. (R24) I
Ricci, Firenze, Italy. I
C. Ridabock & Co., New York. I
Rixtine, Lincoln, NB. I
R.K. & Co., Calcutta, India. I
Charles R. Robbins Company, Attleboro, MA (R in diamond w/wings, R21). I, W
Roland I
Rosenfield, Boston, MA. I
Rota, Genoa, Italy (R). I
The Roulet Company, Toledo, OH. I
The Rowland Company, Philadelphia, PA. I
Russell Uniform Co., New York. I
S
V. Saracino, Taranto, Italy. I
Sayre Enterprises, Buena Vista, VA (S44) (1)
Schreyer Embroidery Co., Fairview, NJ. (S33) (textile) (1#)
Schriade J.M. Schriade, Chicago, IL. I
Schwertner & Cie, Graz Eggenberger. I
Sherman Manufacturing Co., Providence, RI. (3S, S24) I
Shreve & Co., San Francisco, CA. W
Ben Silver, Inc., Manhasset, NY. (S30) I
Silverman Bros. M
Simba Awards, Ltd., Long Island, NY. (S35) I
Simco/E.H. Simon Co. (diamond with vertical lightning). I, M
Simon and Sons, Ltd. (SS Ltd), England. W, I
N.G. Slater Corp., New York, NY, (S31) I
Daniel Smilo & Sons, New York, NY. M
Snag-Prufe Fasteners, Louisville, KY. (S25) I
Spies Brothers, Chicago, IL. I
Stabilimenti Artistici, Firenze, Italy. I
Starcrest (primarily “made for collector” and veteran’s pieces)
Stefano Johnson, Milan, Italy. I
Stempel-Schutz, Darmstadt, Germany . I
Franz Sturies, Germany. I
Harry Sugerman/Susco. (S21) I
Susco (see Harry Sugerman)
The Supply Room, Anniston, AL. (S38) I (3*#)
Sussman. I
Swank, Inc., Attleboro, MA. M
T
O.C. Tanner, Salt Lake City, UT. W
T&P. I
Taxco. W
Thomas Co., Attleboro, MA. I
Tiffany & Co., New York. I, W
Tucker Shean, Lincoln, NB. I
U
Uncas Mfg. Co., Providence, RI. (Letter "U" with arrow through it.) M
United Emblem Co., New York, NY. I
United Military, New York, NY. (6U) I
Uris Sales Corporation, New York. (4U) I
Urschel Tool Corp. Cranston, RI. (U21) I
U.S. Infantry Association, Washington, DC. I
U.S. Specialty Co., New York, NY. I
V
A. Valcan, Japan (AA in quotes). I
W. A. Valdez, Philippines. I
Vanalen Company, New York and Kansas City, MO. I
Vanguard Military Equip. Co/Vanguard Insignia Co., Brooklyn/NYC/Norfolk, VA/Carlsbad, CA. (1V, V21)I, W (5*#)
Van Wormer & Rodrigues, San Francisco, CA. I
Vargas Manufacturing Company, Providence, RI. Horizontal diamond with superimposed "V". First use 1947. I
VHB (see V. H. Blackinton)
Volupte, Inc., New York, NY. I, M
Vulcan, Tokyo, Japan (“AT” in heart). I
Vulcan Industries, Birmingham, AL. (V22?)I
W
The Wallace Co., Inc., Providence, RI. (2W)
C.H. Wallbank Company, Brookline, MA. I
Wallenstein. I
Warwick Emblem Supply, Warwick, RI. (W30) I (2*)
Waterbury Companies, Inc. M
Wehing Bro's Mfg., Detroit, MI. W
Weidmann, Frankfurt, Germany. I
Weingarten Gallery, Dayton, OH/Indianapolis, IN. (W32) I, W. 2003-
Wellington, Tokyo, Japan. I
Wendell & Co., Chicago, IL. I
Western Military Supply Co., Japan/San Francisco, CA. (W23) I
Weyhing. W
Whitehead and Hoag, Newark, NJ. ("WH" in a shield) I, M, W
Whittemore and Company, Attleboro, MA. I
Wichman, Honolulu, HI. I
F.M. Wickham. I
Williams & Anderson Co., Providence, RI. (WACO). (W25) I
Wolf Appleton Co., New York, NY (WA-NY). W
Wolf-Brown, Inc., Los Angeles, CA. (W22) I
J. R. Wood Products Corp. M
Wright and Street, Chicago, IL. I
Z
Crispulo Zamora, Manila, Philippines. I
Zart’s Inc., Pawtucket, RI. (Z21) I

Logos
- “A” with extended crossbar. F.W. Assman & Sohn, Ludenscheid, Germany
- "F" in vertical oval with crossed swords behind. Gus Fox Co., Cincinnati, OH. I, W
- "H" in a circle. Attributed to Jack Heller.
- "H" in a diamond. Haltom Jewelers.
- "J" and "O" in upper left and lower right segments of a shield, surmounted by crown. Attributed to J. O'Brien Badge Co. W
- "N" in a circle. F.H. Noble & Co. Chicago, IL. M
- "R" in diamond w/wing to right. Charles R. Robbins Company. M
- "U" with arrow passing through it. Uncas Manufacturing.
- "WH" in a shield. Whitehead-Hoag. W
- "WL Co" in 2 linked ovals. The Walter Lampl Co.
- "WL" in script on a shield. The Walter Lampl Co.
- Signpost with bell symbol. Bell Trading Post. Some accompanied by "GI", which was The Institute of Heraldry "government issue" certification mark. W
- Snowflake pattern. Amcraft. I, W
- Starburst pattern interspersed with diamond shapes. Gemsco.
- Three cartouches in a row (right one has a bird, middle one has upraised arm with sword). Attributed to Charles R, Robbins. W
- Horizontal diamond superimposed with "V". Vargas Manufacturing Company, Providence, RI. First use 1947. I

Unidentified
- “C” with lightning
- "Coin Silver" (Mexican-made?) W
- Goat's head (?) in a shield. W
- JO - (J. O'Brien & Co.?)
- “M” in a square
- "M" in a vertical diamond. (early Pilot wing)
- "Made In Britain". W
- MC767
- "N" in a circle
- oTc
- RUMEX
- "S" in a circle
- "S" in a shield
- seashell pattern
- "S.S. Ltd." W
- starburst and diamond
- 1946 Sendai, Japan. W


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U.S. Manufacturer’s Codes, 1950s – Present

See the previous post for a list of manufacturers in alphabetical order.
  • Two-digit, numeral-alpha codes were introduced c.1953-54, with some reaching three digits where the number of manufacturers required it.
  • Transition to all three-digit codes, with a new alpha-numeral orientation occurred c.1964-65.
  • Many of these companies produced emblems prior to the 1950s and other hallmarks were used
  • Most of these manufacturers made metal items. Some made patches, ribbons, and other things that may bear a code on the item or packaging.
Current contractors are certified for manufacture of certain classes of items. These are indicated by the following numbers placed after the address.
1= textiles
2= metal
3= metal and textile
4= decals
5= all items
6= hand-embroidered bullion
7= plaques
*= distinctive insignia
#= shoulder sleeve insignia

A
1A American Emblem Co., Utica, NY
4A Aronoff Service Products Co., New York
8A American Insignia Co. (AMICO)
12A American Military Supply Corp., New York
15A Apollo Jewelry Mfg. Co., New York
A23 Aronoff Service Products Co., New York.
A25 Action Embroidery Corp., Ontario, CA. (1#)
A26 Anataya Brothers, Inc., Japan and Attleboro, MA.
A27 Apollo Jewelry Mfg Co., New York, NY
A28 American Military Supply Corp., New York, NY
A29 American Identification Products, Inc., Brooklyn, NY
A30 Achievement Products, Inc., East Hanover, NJ
A35 A.B. Emblems and Caps (later A. B. Emblems/Conrad Industries), Weaverville, NC (1#)
A37 Award Crafters, Inc., Chantilly, VA (7)

B
1B L.G. Balfour Co., Attleboro, MA
12B Berben Insignia Co., Philadelphia, PA
14B Bee-Kay Parade Equipment Co., Bronx, NY
B21 L.G. Balfour Co., Attleboro, MA
B22 Bally Ribbon Mills, Bally, PA (1)
B23 Bee-Kay Parade Equipment Co., Bronx, NY
B24 V. H. Blackinton & Co, Inc., Attleboro Falls, MA (2)
B26 Bende & Sons, Inc., Passaic, NJ (1)
B31 Baldwin Ribbon & Stamping, Woodside, NY (2)

C
12C Coro, New York, NY/Providence, RI.
C23 Crest-Craft Co., Cincinnati, OH
C24 Columbia Button & Nailhead Corp., New York, NY
C25 Carolina Service Co., Fayetteville, NC
C27 C & P Embroidery Co., Inc., North Bergen, NJ (1#)
C31 Classic Medallics, Inc., Long Island City, NY (2*)

D
D1 Dohmer, Germany
D2 A.H. Dondero, Inc., Washington, D.C. (2, 6, 7)
5D A.J. Dennison & Co., Riverside, RI
6D Denmark’s Military Equipment Co., New York, NY (5, *, #)
D21 A.H. Dondero, Inc., Washington, D.C. (2, 6, 7, *)
D22 Denmark’s Military Equipment Corp., Astoria/New York, NY (5*#)
D23 A.J. Dennison & Co., Riverside, RI

E
1E Emblem Supply Co., Inc., Central Falls, RI
E21 Emblem and Badge Co., Providence, RI
E23 Emblem Supply Co., Inc., Central Falls, RI
E24 Eagle Regalia Co., New York
E25 Emblemcraft Ltd, New York, NY
E26 Eveready Embroidery, Inc., Jersey City, NJ (1#)
E27 Erffmeyer & Son, Ind., Milwaukee, WI (2*)
E28 Ebsco Industries, Inc., Birmingham, AL
E31 Eiseman-Ludmar Co., Inc., Hicksville, NY (6)

F
2F Frank Brothers, San Antonio, TX

G
3G Ira Greene Co., New York, NY
G2 Gemsco, Milford, CT
G3 Ira Greene Co., New York, NY
6G The Green Company, Kansas City
G13 Gordon's Fort Meade, Odenton, MD
G18 Military Manufacturers of Maryland (by Gordon's Fort Meade)
G22 Gemsco, Milford, CT
G23 Ira Greene Co., New York, NY/Providence, RI (5*#)
G24 The Green Company, Kansas City, KS
G25 General Display Co., Manassas, VA (7)
G27 Graco Awards, Inc., Tomball, TX (2)
G31 Great American Weaving Corp., Bally, PA (1)

H
1H Irvin H. Hahn Company, Baltimore, MD
H22 Irvin H. Hahn Company, Baltimore, MD
H24 Hilborn-Hamburger, Inc., Passaic, NJ (3)
H25 His Lordship's Products, Inc., New York, NY
H27 Hallmark Emblems Inc., Tampa, FL (1#)

I
I21 International Insignia Corp., Providence, RI (2*)

J
1J Warren Jay Products Corp., New York, NY
J23 Jacqueline Embroidery Co., Toms River, NJ (1)

K
1K Krew,Inc.,Attleboro,MA
6K Martin Kahn, Bronx, NY
K21 Krew,Inc.,Attleboro,MA (2)
K24 The Kinney Co. Providence, RI
K25 KB Specialties, Bellflower, CA

L
L1 HLI Lordship Industries Inc., Hauppauge, NY
2L Leonard Embroidery Company, Philadelphia, PA
L21 Leavens Manufacturing Co., Attleboro, MA
L22 HLI Lordship Industries Inc., Hauppauge, NY
L23 Leonard Embroidery Company, Philadelphia, PA

M
1M Minero-Newcome & Co., New York, NY
7M Military Post Suppliers, Japan/Newark, NJ
9M N.S.Meyer, New York, NY
M7 Military Post Suppliers, Newark, NJ
M12 Monarch Military Products Co., Inc. New York, NY
M21 Military Post Suppliers, Newark, NJ
M22 N.S.Meyer, New York, NY
M23 McCabe Brothers, New York, NY
M24 Gordon's Fort Meade, Odenton, MD
M24 Military Manufacturer of Maryland (by Gordon's Fort Meade)
M27 Loren Murchison & Co., Attleboro, MA
M28 Minero-Newcome & Co., New York, NY
M29 Military Art & Emblem Co., Hyattsville, MD
M29 Midwest Trophy Co., Del City, OK (2*)
M30 The Metal Arts Co., Rochester, NY
M36 Motex Inc., West New York, NJ (1#)

N
N22 New England Trophy & Engraving Co., Boston, MA
N31 Northwest Territory Mint, Auborn, WA (2, 7)

O
1O Orber Mfg. Co., Pawtucket, RI
O-1 Orber Mfg. Co., Pawtucket, RI
O22 Officer's Equipment Company, Stafford, VA (2)

P
1P C. Polk Co./Polk Sales Corp., New York, NY
3P B. Pasquale Co., San Francisco, CA
P21 C. Polk Co./Polk Sales Corp., New York, NY
P23 E.P. Industries, Inc., Cranston, RI (2*)
P24 Ed Pereia, Inc., Foster, RI
P25 Pecas Embroidery Corp., North Bergen, NJ (1#)

R
R21 Charles M. Robbins Co., Attleboro, MA
R23 The Regal Emblem Co., New York, NY
R24 The Reynolds Co., Lincoln, RI
R25 Rainbow Emblems, Inc., Johnson, RI
R27 Rainbow Embroidery (later Rainbow Emblem), Plainfield, NJ (later North Bergen, NJ) (1#)

S
2S ?
3S Sherman Manufacturing Co., Providence, RI
S19 ?
S21 Susco/Harry Sugerman Inc., San Antonio, TX
S24 Sherman Manufacturing Co., Providence, RI
S25 Snag-Prufe Fasteners, Louisville, KY
S30 Ben Silver, Inc., Manhasset, NY
S31 N.G. Slater Corp., New York, NY
S33 Schreyer Embroidery Co., Fairview, NJ (1#)
S35 Simba Awards, Ltd., Long Island City, NY (2*)
S38 The Supply Room, Anniston, AL (3*#)
S44 Sayre Enterprises, Buena Vista, VA (1)

U
4U Uris Sales Corp., New York, NY
6U United Military, New York, NY
U21 Urschel Tool Corp. Cranston, RI

V
1V Vanguard Military Equipment Corp. Brooklyn, NY
V21 Vanguard Military Equipment Corp /Vanguard Industries East, Norfolk, VA/Vanguard Industries West,Carlsbad, CA (5*#)
V22 Vulcan?

W
2W The Wallace Co., Inc., Providence, RI
W22 Wolf-Brown, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
W23 Western Military Supply Co., Japan/San Francisco, CA
W25 Williams & Anderson Co., Providence, RI
W30 Warwick Emblem Supply, Warwick, RI (2*)
W32 Weingarten Gallery

Z
Z21 Zart’s Inc., Pawtucket, RI

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Manufacturers' Marks on "Wings" and Other Badges

Notes on the Listings

- Listings are compiled from a variety of sources that confirmed actual examples. However, voids undoubtedly exist and forum members are urged to report additional information.

- Maker’s names are abbreviated and do not necessarily indicate exactly how they appear on manufactured items. Actual marks appear in full or are abbreviated in various ways, may or may not have had some form of address, and (ending roughly in the Viet Nam era) typically included a “Sterling” or other silver mark. See the manufacturer’s listing above for full names and locations.

- Most early wings were not hallmarked but known makers include the following: Dunham, Eisenstadt, Halston, Homrichous, Linz, Robbins, Shreve, and Tiffany.

- Prior to introduction of The Institute of Heraldry’s certification program many items were marked only with metal content marks (e.g. “Sterling”, “1/20 10K GF”) or bore no mark at all. Current regulations (AR 672-8) require use of the manufacturers’ “hallmark” (TIOH certification code) on Army items. Use of the Army codes, followed by “-N” or “-CG” have been used for some Navy and Coast Guard items.

- Pin versus clutch fasteners:

“Contrary to the opinions of some collectors, clutch fasteners were indeed placed on wing badges as early as 1940 – possibly a little earlier – and these are contemporary with pin backs. Many sterling silver wings with clutch backs were worn throughout World War II.” J. Duncan Campbell, Aviation Badges and Insignia of the United States Army 1913-1946.

“A note on clutch back insignia – for years, collectors (including myself) have preferred pin back wings, perhaps feeling that they were more certain to be of wartime vintage than clutch back style wings. The esteemed dean of American wing collectors and noted author Duncan Campbell set me straight on this point in a 1985 letter. In this letter he stated, ‘In September 1942, the Secretary of War approved the wing badge for Army Air Crew Member, except for the pin back. He decreed that this wing badge, and all future government purchases, would have clutch backs.” Mr. Campbell had found this information in the micro files at Carlisle. As all QMC government purchases of wings from September ’42 on were of the newly authorized style, he concluded in his letter, ‘collectors who think less of WWII clutch backs are wrong to do so.” George B. Harris, Military and Historical Americana, catalog #29.

“It is also easy to see how a significant amount of conflicting, and inaccurate, information could have circulated after fifty years or so. One piece of information which is purported by some, yet totally untrue, is that World War II wing badges are all ‘pin back’ and ‘clutch back’ wings are postwar.” Jon A Maguire, Silver Wings Pinks & Greens: Uniforms, Wings & Insignia of USAAF Airmen in World War II.

“Army Regulation 600-25, 31 December 1926, authorized the first clutch fastener. This new special clutch fastener was first advertised by N.S. Meyer in the Army and Navy Register dated 27 November, 1926, page 517.” Ron Willis and Thomas Carmichael, United States Navy Wings of Gold: From 1917 to the Present.


ARMY AVIATION RATING BADGES 1917-1947

November 16, 1915 (14K gold, plated 24k gold)
- Military Aviator (pinback bar with "Military Aviator" suspending eagle with Signal Corps flags): Rock Island Arsenal, Blackinton

August 14, 1917 (bullion embroidery)
- Military Aviator (wings/shield w/"US")

- Junior Military Aviator (half wing/shield w/"US")

- Enlisted Pilot (wings/4-bladed propeller)

October 27, 1917 (bullion embroidery)
- Military Aviator (wings/shield w/"US"/star above shield)

- Junior or Reserve Military Aviator (wings/shield w/"US")

- Observer (half wing/shield w/"US")

December 29, 1917 (bullion embroidery specified but metal components in common use for MA, JRMA, and Observer)
- Military Aviator (wings/shield w/"US"/star above shield)

- Junior or Reserve Military Aviator (wings/shield w/"US")

- Observer (half wing/shield w/ letter "O")

- Military Aeronaut (wings/balloon w/"US"/star above balloon - bullion)

- Junior or Reserve Military Aeronaut (wings/balloon w/US - bullion)

December 21, 1918 (fine silver, oxidized gold "US")
- Military Aviator and Junior and Junior Reserve Military Aviator (wings/shield w/US): interlocking ovals logo (Link), Halston (39mm miniature)

- Observer (half wing/ letter "O" - bullion known)

- Military Aeronaut and Junior and Reserve Military Aeronaut (wings/balloon w/US)

January 25, 1919 (fine silver – like prior designs but star at top of shield and gilt "US" deleted)
- Military Aviator and Junior and Junior Reserve Military Aviator (wings/shield): BB&B (no "shoulders" on shield)

- Military Aeronaut and Junior and Reserve Military Aeronaut (wings/balloon)

- Airplane Observer, Balloon Observer, Aerial Bomber, and Aerial Gunner (half wing/ circle enclosing "US")

November 12, 1920 (addition to 1919 designs)
- Observer, Qualified as Airplane Pilot (full wings/ circle enclosing "US"): Meyer

October 14, 1921 (99% fine silver - Herbert Adams design used through 1957)
- Airplane Pilot (wings/shield): Amcraft, A.E.Co., Amico, Dondero, Eby, Gemsco, H-H, LGB, Meyer, Orber, Polk, Vanguard

- Airplane Observer (wings/"O")”: A.E. Co, Amcraft, Amico, Gemsco, Josten, Officer’s Equipment Co., LGB, Luke, Luxenberg, Wallace-Bishop

- Balloon Observer (wings/balloon): LGB, Meyer

- Airship Pilot (wings/airship): BB&B Bronze, Blackinton, Made in Britain(? Source is unclear whether this indicates an actual mark or simply information on the point of origin), Meyer.

September 24, 1937 (99% fine silver - addition to 1921 designs)
- Military Airplane Pilot (wings/shield with star above): A.E.Co., Amico, Dieges & Clust, Gemsco, Luxenberg, Polk, Vanguard

November 10, 1941 (92.5% fine silver)
- Command Pilot (wings/shield with star in a wreath above): A.E.Co, Amcraft, Amico, Angus & Coote, BB&B, Blackinton, Firmin, Gaunt, Gemsco, H-H, Josten, Levelle, LGB, Luxenberg, Meyer, Robbins, Taxco, Vanguard

- Senior Pilot (wings/shield with star above): A.E.Co., Amcraft, Amico, Angus & Coote, Assman (“A” logo), Balfour, Blackinton, Dondero, Firmin, Gemsco, Josten, Levelle, LGB, Luxenberg, Meyer, Vanguard

- Pilot (wings/shield): A.E.Co, Amcraft, Amico, Angus & Coote, Balfour, Balme, BB&B, Beverly Craft (palm logo), Bishop, Blackinton, Blumberg, Coin Silver, Eby, Firmin, Fox, Gaunt, Gemsco, H-H, Josten, Levelle, LGB, Ludlow, Luke, Luxenberg (3 patterns, plus use of Luxenberg die with A.E.Co. mark), Meyer, Norsid, Robbins, Taxco, Vanguard, Wallace-Bishop, “F” in a circle, “FO” monogram, shield with “JO”

- Combat (Aircraft) Observer (wings/circle): Luxenberg

- Technical Observer (wings/"O" bisected vertically by letter "T"): Gemsco, Luxenberg, Meyer, “snowflake” pattern (Amcraft)

- Senior Balloon Pilot (wings/balloon with star above)

- Balloon Pilot (wings/balloon): LGB, Meyer

- Balloon Observer (wings/balloon with superimposed "O")

September 4, 1942 (addition to 1941 designs)
- Service Pilot (wings/shield with letter "S"): A.E. Co, Amcraft, Balfour (50 mm), Blackinton, Gemsco, Levelle, LGB, Luxenberg, Meyer, Moody, Norsid

- Glider Pilot (wings/shield with letter "G"): A.E. Co., Amcraft, Amico, Balfour, Beverly Craft (palm logo), Coin Silver, Firmin, LGB, Ludlow, Luxenberg, Meyer

- Liaison Pilot (wings/shield with letter "L"): A.E. Co., Amcraft, Amico, Luxenberg, inverted triangle (AE Co die used by BB&B)

- Aircrew Member (wings/circle with eagle): A.E. Co, Amico, Angus & Coote, Balfour, Beverly Craft (palm tree logo), Blackinton, Coin Silver, CP, Gaunt, Gemsco, Levelle, LGB, Ludlow, Luke, Luxenberg

- Bombardier (wings/circular target superimposed by drop bomb): A.E. Co, Amico, Balfour, BB&B, Beverly Craft (palm tree logo), Blackinton, Firmin, Gaunt, Gemsco, LGB, Luxenberg, Meyer,

- Navigator (wings/shield with "armillary sphere"): A.E. Co, Balfour, Beverly Craft (palm tree logo), Gaunt, Luxenberg, Meyer

February 11, 1943 (gold plated sterling silver, - addition to 1941 designs)
- Flight Surgeon (wings/letter "O" superimposed with Medical Corps insignia): A.E. Co, Amico, Gemsco, LGB, Luxenberg, Pasquale

- Aerial Gunner (wings/circular target superimposed by winged projectile): A.E.Co., Amico, Balfour, Gemsco, Goodwear Fabrics, Levelle, LGB, Luxenberg, Meyer, Moody

November 30, 1942 (addition to 1941 designs)
- Senior Service Pilot (wings/shield with letter "S" topped by star): Meyer

- Senior Aircraft Observer (wings/shield with letter "O" topped by star)


December 15, 1943 (gold plated - addition to 1941 designs)
- Flight Nurse (wings/Medical Corps insignia superimposed by letter "N"): Amico, Pasquale

September 12, 1944 (sterling silver - addition to 1941 designs)
- Flight Nurse: Meyer

- Flight Surgeon (sterling silver - wings/letter "O" superimposed with Medical Corps insignia): Amico, Dondero, Luxenberg

Early 1945 (authorized by QM Drawing 4-4-57, approved by Army Headquarters, early 1945)
- Flight Engineer (radial aircraft engine with 4-bladed propeller): Assman (“A” logo), Balfour, Luxenberg, Meyer


OTHER W.W.II ARMY WING BADGES (official, semi-official, unofficial)

- Women Airforce Service Pilot (W.A.S.P.) (wings/shield with class number topped by scroll with "319th" for W-1 and W-2 or 318th for W-3 through W-7)
- Class 43-W-1: "sterling".

- Class 43-W-2: "sterling".

- Class 43-W-3: converted sterling Pilot wing by LGB.

- Class 43-W-5: converted sterling Pilot by Balfour (2")

- Class 43-W-7: converted "Jaurez" pattern wing marked "sterling".

- Women Airforce Service Pilot (W.A.S.P.) (wings/vertical diamond)

- Class 43-W-8: converted sterling Pilot wing by Amico.

- Subsequent classes: Amico/sterling pinback, Jostens/sterling clutchback.

- Pilot/Flight Engineer (wings/shield with “E”): Beverly Craft, Blackinton

- Enlisted Reserve/CPT (Civilian Pilot Training): Danecraft

- Ferry Command Civil Pilot: Robbins

- Crash Crew (crossed axes & ladder): Gemsco

- CAA War Training Service: Pat. Pending (by Danecraft)

- ATC Pilot: (unmarked but “Wright & Street” on manufacturer’s card)


27 July 1950
- Army Aviator (wings/shield)

- Senior Army Aviator (wings/shield with star above)

28 December 1956
- Army Aviation Medical Officer (“Flight Surgeon” after 22 Nov. 1973) (wings/shield with medical emblem)


12 February 1957
- Master Army Aviator (wing/shield with star in wreath above)

16 May 1962
- Aircraft Crew Member (“Aviation Badge” after Feb. 2000) (wings/shield with Army eagle)

- Senior Crew Member (wings/shield with Army eagle and star above)

- Master Crew Member (wings/shield with Army eagle, star in wreath above)

12 August 1963
- Flight Surgeon (wings/shield with medical emblem and star above)

- Senior Flight Surgeon (wings/shield with medical emblem and star in wreath above)

22 November 1973
- Flight Surgeon (former “Army Aviation Medical Officer”)

- Senior Flight Surgeon (former “Flight Surgeon”)

- Master Flight Surgeon (former “Senior Flight Surgeon”)

17 May 1983
- Astronaut device for Aviator badges (affixed to shield)


ARMY AIRBORNE QUALIFICATION BADGES

10 March 1941
- Parachutist (wings/parachute): A.E. Co, Amcraft, Amico, Angus & Coote (Australia), L.G.B, BB&B- Baily, Banks & Biddle, Bell Trading Post, Wallace Bishop (Australia), Durocharm, Thomas Fattorini (England), Firmin (England), Gaunt (England), Gemsco, GP, Hillborne Hamburger, "H" in a circle, Leonard Jewelers, Ludlow (England), Luke (Australia), N.S. Meyer, Norsid, Orber, Simon Brothers, SS LTD (England), Tiffany, Robbins, Weyhring.

Postwar Occupation era: Poellath (Germany), Assmann (Germany), Sendai (Japan), Aoki Metals (Japan), Kyoto Japan.

June 1944
- Glider Pilot (wings/glider): Assman (Germany), Firmin (England), Gaunt (England), LGB, Ludlow (England), Meyer, Poellath (Germany), Sendai (Japan)

1949 (authorized), 24 January 1950 (announced)
- Senior Parachutist (wings/parachute /star at top): D22 Sterling,

- Master Parachutist (wings/parachute /star in wreath at top): Vanguard

22 May 1964
- Pathfinder (torch with wing; cloth)

11 Oct. 1968)
- Pathfinder (torch with wing; metal)


OTHER ARMY BADGES

28 July 1933 (approved) 23 August 1933 (announced)
- Army General Staff Identification Badge (“Army Staff Identification Badge” after 1982) (star with leaves between the arms overlaid with Army eagle)

28 July 1942
-Driver and Mechanic (cross with wheel in center)

7 October 1943 (approved 27 October 1943 (announced)

- Combat Infantryman (rectangle with musket over a wreath)

- Expert Infantryman (rectangle with musket)

14 February 1944
- Second Class Diver (diving helmet)

- First Class Diver (diving helmet and porpoises)

- Master Diver (diving helmet with porpoises and trident)

- Salvage Diver (diving helmet with letter “S”)

25 March 1949

- Secretary of Defense Identification Badge (Dept. of Defense Identification Badge after 28 Aug. 1950, “Office of Secretary of Defense Identification Badge after 20 Dec. 1962) (rayed circle overlaid with eagle holding arrows)

9 November 1950
- Ranger tab (cloth)

31 July 1957 (see also June 1969)
- Explosives Ordnance Specialist (laurel wreath/bomb, lightning)

- Explosives Ordnance Supervisor (laurel wreath/bomb with star, lightning)

9 September 1957

- Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (wreath, monument, “Honor Guard”)

15 January 1958

- Trainer Personnel. U.S. Army Training Activities (d.i. only; oval with armor, torch, “This We’ll Defend”) See 1964, 1969 below.

2 April 1963
- Joint Chief of Staff Identification Badge (laurel wreath enclosing shield, crossed swords, “Joint Chiefs of Staff”)

1964
- Trainer Personnel d.i. authorized for Drill Instructors at training commands as larger breast badge (colored metal, colored and subdued cloth. Color cloth version cancelled in 1969)

18 June 1965
- Nuclear Reactor Operator, Basic (silver square with symbol for planet Uranus)

- Nuclear Reactor Operator, Second Class Operator (silver square with Uranus emblem, partially surrounded by wreath)

- Nuclear Reactor Operator, First Class Operator (silver square with Uranus emblem, completely surrounded by wreath)

- Nuclear Reactor Operator, Shift Supervisor (gold square with Uranus emblem, completely surrounded by wreath)

7 November 1966
- U.S. Army Recruiter Identification Badge (eagle and torch in circle with “Army Recruiter”; various design changes through present)

1 May 1969
- Scuba Diver (scuba diver head and mask: replaced by Special Operations Diver Badges in 2004)

June 1969
- Explosives Ordnance Disposal (laurel wreath/bomb, lightning)

- Senior Explosives Ordnance Disposal (laurel wreath/bomb with star, lightning)

- Master Explosives Ordnance Disposal (laurel wreath/bomb with star, lightning, wreath with star at top)

October 1971

- Career Counselor Identification (eagle, spears, wreath with “Career Counselor”)


18 January 1978
- Air Assault (wings/helicopter: formerly “Air Mobile Badge” authorized by 101st Airborne for local wear 1 April 1974)

17 June 1983 (approved) Oct. 1983 (authorized)
- Special Forces tab (cloth)

25 June 1986 (established) 10 Oct. 1986 (effective)
-Physical Fitness Badge (cloth only for sport outfit)

25 November 1984
- Ranger tab (metal for mess & dress)
- Special Forces (metal for mess & dress)

9 June 1986 (retroactive to 1951)
- Parachute Rigger

17 September 2004
- Special Operations Diver Badge (scuba diver head, sharks, crossed daggers)

- Special Operations Diving Supervisor Badge (scuba diver head with wreath and star, sharks, crossed daggers)

Obsolete
- U.S. Army Reserve Recruiter

- U.S. Army National Guard Recruiter

- Army Student Nurse Program

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Manufacturers of U.S. Medals

Abbreviations (alphabetical order, not order of precedence)
DFC - Distinguished Flying Cross
DSC - Distinguished Service Cross
DSM - Distinguished Service Medal
EAME - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Medal
LOM - Legion of Merit
MOH - Medal of Honor

S.G. Adams Stamp & Stationary Co., St. Louis, MO.
Box Marked with manufacturer's name and "Contract No. 9087-S March 30, 1920"
American Emblem Co., Inc.
- Bronze Star medal (29 January 1945 dated box)
- Purple Heart (26 April 1933 dated box)
- Women’s Army Corps service medal (13 March 1946 dated box)
- American Defense service medal (12 September 1945 dated box)

Art Metal Works, Inc.
- WWI Victory Medal (1920 dated box)


The D.L. Auld Company, Columbus, OH
- DSM, W.W.II
- American Defense
- WWII Victory
- Army of Occupation, W.W.II


Bailey, Banks & Biddle (BB&B, BBB)
- DSC, early issue
- Silver Star, 1932 Issue (“BB&B” on reverse, above top star point)
- DFC, 1st Issue (“BB&B” on the reverse)
- Legion of Merit Chief Commander, early issue (hallmarked “BB&B”
- pre-WWII Soldier’s Medal, 1st issue
- Purple Heart (1932 and 1937 dated boxes)
- Porto Rican Occupation medal (12 October 1931 dated box)
- Pre-WWII Naval Academy Short Range Battle Practice (Great Guns) medal

L.G. Balfour
- Army DSM
- LOM during WWII.?
- LOM Commander Grades (1951? Dated Box).

Bastian Bros Co, Rochester, NY
- Good Conduct
- Legion of Merit, Legionnaire (3 September 1943 dated box)
- Air Medal (18 August 1943 dated box)

V.H. Blackington
- Medal for Merit

Consolidated Jeweler’s Mfg. Corp.
- Indian Wars campaign medal (23 March 1936 box)

Freeman Daughaday Co.
(Norton, MA through 1946, then Providence, RI)
- Purple Heart, 8-16-43 dated box

Dieges and Clust
- US Army Medal of Honor, from WW2 or before
- Legion of Merit, Officer (4 February 1952 dated box)

S.E. Eby
- Army Civil War campaign (23 May 1933 dated box)

August Frank
- DSC, early
- DFC, 1st issue (“August Frank” on the reverse)
- Cuban Occupation medal (31 December 1931 dated box)
- Mexican Border Service Medal (31 December 1931 dated box)

General Products, Providence, R.I.
- Army Occupation
- National Defense service medal (1950’s box)
- Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
- National Guard Armed Forces Reserve medal

Graco Awards, Tomball, TX
(A primary government supplier, since 1981)
- Most current medals and ribbons
- Many vintage campaign medals

Heckethorn Mfg. & Supply Co., Littleton, Colo.
- American Theater Medal
- WWII Victory Medal (21 June 1946 dated box)

Hilborn-Hamburger Inc, NY.

His Lordship Products (HLP)
- Air Force Cross, early issue (“HLP” on edge of one cross arm)
- MOH, Air Force (“HLP” on reverse)
- Mexican Border Service Medal (1968 dated box)

Krew Inc.
- National Defense Medal, 9-57 dated box


HLI Lordship Industries, Hauppage, NY (LI, HLI)
- Army Philippine Campaign (1980 dated envelope)


Joseph Mayer
- Pre-WWII campaign medals

Medallic Art Co., 210E, 51st Street NYC
- EAME
- Silver Star (numbered w/ wrap brooch; 13 August 1942 dated box)
- Soldier’s Medal (19 July 1945 dated box)
- Air Medal (1943 dated box)
- Army Good Conduct Medal (several WWII contracts)
- Many pre-WWII Army and Navy campaign medals (struck during the - 1950’s)
- Asiatic Pacific Campaign medal
- WWII Victory Medal (21 June 1946 dated box)
- Korean Service medal (1955 dated box)
- Navy Armed Forces Reserve medal (1950’s box)
- DSC (1942 contract, Numbered in the 20,000 range)
- Army DSM (9-18-45 & 12-3-45 contracts)


Metal Arts Co., Inc.
- pre-WWII Soldier’s Medal
- Purple Heart (16 August 1938 and 18 August 1939 dated boxes)
- pre-WWII Naval Reserve medal

N.S. Meyer Inc.
- Silver Star, 1943 dated box
- Bronze Star (13 April 1944 dated box)

Noble

Northern Stamping Company
- Pre-WWII campaign medals

Rex Products
- Purple Heart
- WWII Victory

Robbins Co.
- Good Conduct, 5-11-44 dated box
- DSC (1945 dated box)
- Purple Heart (numbered, 1 July 1942 dated box)
- Army Civil War Campaign (24 December 1941 dated box)
- Army SS60,000-75,000, if not a bit broader, 1942 contract)

Silverman Brothers
- Army Good Conduct Medal (11 May 1944 dated box)


Simco/E.H. Simon (diamond with S-lightning bolt logo)

- Airman's Medal, SIMON NYC on rim

Daniel Smilo & Sons Inc., New York, NY
- National Defense Medal
- Humane Action Medal
- Army Reserve Medal

Swank, Inc., Attleboro, Mass.
- Bronze Star Medal

Tiffany and Co., New York, NY
- Dewey Medal

Uncas Mfg. Co., Providence, RI
- Army Good Conduct Medal
- Silver Star (1943 dated box)
- Bronze Star (7 February 1945 dated box)

U.S. Mint
- USN/USMC/USCG Campaign Medals
- WWII USN/USMC/USCG decorations
- All pre-WWII numbered campaign medals with a “No.” or “M.No.” prefix


Volupte, Inc., New York, NY
- Antarctica Service Medal
- National Defense

Waterbury Companies, Inc.
- W.W.II Victory (6-6-47 dated box)

Whitehead & Hoag
- USMC 2nd Haitian Campaign (hallmarked on brooch)
- Bronze Star (1944 dated box)
- Medal of Freedom (21 January 1946 dated box)
- Spanish War Service Medal
- Mexican Border Service Medal
- WWI Army of Occupation medal (6 September 1945 dated box)

J.R. Wood Products Corporation
- WWII Victory Medal

Unidentified
CN-GI (National Defense Medal) (CN=Columbia Button and Nailhead?)

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This thread was proposed by Coastie and the initial content can be found in "Calling all Hallmarks/Makers!" http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...ad.php?t=84238

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A couple of major manufacturers of US Campaign Medals prior to WW2 were Northern Stamping Company and Joseph Mayer. They didn't hallmark their medals, but if you find a boxed medal, the label would have their name. Most un-prefixed (i.e., no "No." or "MNo." in front of the number) Army Campaign Medals were made by one of these two companies. And, they were produced many years after the initial medal issue (after all the supplies of No. and MNo. medals ran out) . Northern used large #'s. Mayer used very tiny numbers. See the below photo for an example of a medal made by Northern.
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25 February 2005
Addition of Army wing and badge marks. More data needed, particularly on many more recent items. Check your collections folks.

A number of additions to the manufacturer's list: Goodwear Fabrics, Jack Heller, Naval Uniform Supply, Polar Flight, O.C. Tanner, Taxco, etc.

A number of smaller corrections, deletions, and additions.
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ARMY AIRBORNE QUALIFICATION BADGES

10 March 1941
- Parachutist (wings/parachute)
BB&B- Baily, Banks & Biddle
Tiffany
Amcraft
Amico
A.E. Co. (American Emblem)
L.G.B (L.G. Balfour Co.)
Bell Trading Post (General Insignia)
Durocharm
Gemsco (General Merchandising)
Thomas Fattorini (British)
Firmin (British)
Gaunt (British)
Ludlow (British)
SS LTD (Simon & Sons/ British)
GP
"H" in a circle (no idea)
Hillborne Hamburger
Leonard Jewelers
N.S. Meyer
Angus & Coote (Australian)
Luke (Australian)
Wallace Bishop (Australian)
Norsid
Simon Brothers
Robbins
Sterling by Orber
Weyhring

Occupation Made pieces-
Poellath
Assmann
Sendai
Aoki Metals
Kyoto Japan


June 1944
- Glider Pilot (wings/ w/ letter "G")
Glider Pilot-
Meyer
Amico
LGB

Glider Badge-Wings with frontal view of glider
LGB
Meyer
Sendai
Ludlow
Firmin
Gaunt
Assman
Poellath

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Army Aviation Rating Badges 1917-1947
Old 03-08-2005, 08:03 PM   #11
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ARMY AVIATION RATING BADGES 1917-1947

The first aviator bage, "The Aeronaut" was manufactured by Blackington. This design was a a pendant with an eagle above crossed signal flags that was suspended from a brooch.

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Allan,
Thanks for all the great input, especially on the para badge! Knew you'd probably have one of each.

Don't know how the first aviation piece got deleted. That one, by the way, was designated "Military Aviator" on the official drawing and on the actual brooch. Blackinton was evidently authorized to make them later, but the bulk were originally fabricated at the Rock Island Arsenal.
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VerKuilen,
I have additional pieces that are hand embroidered, machine embroidered, bullion, etc. I just do not know who made them. Most appear to be British made.
I'll continue to see if I can dig up some more makers in the days to come.
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Thanks for all the great input, especially on the para badge! Knew you'd probably have one of each.
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Who is the maker?
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I was looking over my issued medals the other day and came across a maker mark that is on our list - CN-GI any ideas any one. It came on my National Defense Medal and was issued to me in 1971. If I remember right I got the medal in an envelope and not a box.
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Got this Soldier's Medal in today and I'm not sure of the marker mark, is it SIMCO?

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