British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum

Books by Forum Members


Go Back   British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum > Common Forums > It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification

 Other Pages: Galleries, Links etc.
Glossary  Books by Forum Members     Canadian Pre 1914    CEF    CEF Badge Inscriptions   Canadian post 1920     Canadian post 1953     British Cavalry Badges     Makers' Marks    Pipers' Badges  Canadian Cloth Titles  Books  SEARCH
 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 28-11-19, 01:17 PM
bess55 bess55 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 606
Default To do with badge dies

Gents these plates something to do with badge dies or manufacture?

I know that the coloured box numbers on the rear do refer to pattern numbers as it is mentioned on the works card that I have for an anodised alluminium Royal Hussars cap badge. This was reproduced in Chris Marsh's book.

Any thoughts welcome gents.

Regards all

Bess3
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20191128_124436.jpg (88.0 KB, 91 views)
File Type: jpg 20191128_124500.jpg (78.6 KB, 59 views)
File Type: jpg 20191128_131021.jpg (51.3 KB, 52 views)
File Type: jpg 20191128_131036.jpg (39.6 KB, 30 views)
File Type: jpg 20191128_131039.jpg (32.6 KB, 27 views)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 28-11-19, 02:50 PM
altcar73 altcar73 is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Formby, Merseyside
Posts: 1,382
Default

They are trial stampings.

Dave.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 28-11-19, 07:57 PM
bess55 bess55 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 606
Default

Many thanks Dave, it had to be something like that.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 29-11-19, 02:22 AM
dumdum's Avatar
dumdum dumdum is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 409
Default

Hi

Those little "mushroom" raised bits are there to help "centre" the counter that gave the badge its hollow back effect. The strikes sometimes have a small hole drilled in them to hang them on a sample board and may have a die number stamped on the planchet.

This info from one of the old school guys who are no longer around, sadly.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 29-11-19, 02:28 AM
dumdum's Avatar
dumdum dumdum is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 409
Default

Hi

Back again! Just had a look at the work sheet you picture. Yes, as you've guessed already this is a little "checklist" of the stages in production. The "degrease" is needed before plating or enameling and the "trim" would be the blanking out of the badge.

A lot of effort for one little badge.....
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:37 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.