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Wayne Ihaka 19-03-18 08:55 AM

Australian shoulder titles
 
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opinions on these please

have not seen these type before

when worn?

by who ?

etc

Ironside410 19-03-18 09:38 AM

Hello Wayne

I picked up a few sets of those about 8-10 years ago. All the inquiries I made at the time indicated they were made as movie props, can't remember which movie. I kept one set and sold the rest off as novelty/movie props.

Dennis

Wayne Ihaka 19-03-18 10:57 AM

cheers for that

always interesting

vigilans 20-03-18 03:58 AM

I think they are OK, always described as economy issue? I've seen lots of them over the years...never heard of them as a movie prop, considering it would be easier to manufacture traditional "AUSTRALIA" titles for a prop than these things; the solderless lug arrangement is quite intricate.

badjez 20-03-18 07:27 AM

Titles
 
I also like the look of them. The manufacture is way too fancy for a film set. I would suggest made in the Middle East?

Stephen.

Jackhr 21-03-18 12:18 AM

These are late WW2 issue ( but never were) made of brass and some were of zinc then blackened . Around the 1990's boxes of these were found and were sold over the years ISW had loads of them. So yes they are correct for the period .

Rob

Lancer 17 21-03-18 02:12 AM

Hello All

I have collected Aussie militaria for over 40 years and have never seen them before, I don't like them and cant suggest where they came from.

Regards

Phil.

Tanker Mike 21-03-18 08:36 PM

First I have seen this type of lug, if you look closely you would notice that a typical split pin would not work due to the angle of the holes. You couldn't slide a split pin straight across. Maybe round split ovals would have been used like a button type.

How do the lugs stay on, do they slide off the back? The void between the I and A looks ugly, cant see the army approving that.

The brass does look old, but maybe it was made for the movie Gallipoli back in the day?

Interesting piece.

Mike

woronora 25-03-18 07:10 PM

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I have a set of these titles in copper which I am very comfortable with. A long split pin will easily fit through the two lugs although it does twist. Perhaps they used two smaller pins as show in my image, which fit easily.

John


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