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Old 08-01-19, 08:28 PM
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Hi All, does anyone know what unit (American?) may have used this design please - It is similar to Army Air Corps but that has a straight propeller. Maker is SCOVILL MFG Co.

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US Buttons 05 - Copy (2) by Wayne, on Flickr

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Old 09-01-19, 07:27 AM
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Hello Wayne

french Air Force button
http://albindenis.free.fr/Site_escad..._uniformes.htm

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Old 09-01-19, 02:44 PM
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Thanks Didier, it has an American backmark (SCOVILL MFG Co. (dot)) so I assume they made some buttons for France during WW1?

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Possibly produced for the Lafayette Escadrille
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Old 09-01-19, 05:54 PM
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Hello

you're probably right

the design of the button changed circa 1929-30
https://picclick.fr/2-boutons-arm%C3...153732824.html

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Old 10-01-19, 04:03 PM
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Turns out it may be one of a number of things but Peruvian AF looks to be the closest design wise so far. The French AF one has a wider prop at the top and very little height difference from top of the wings to top of the prop.

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Peruvian AF button as per Scovill Mfg Co one by Wayne, on Flickr

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