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Mayer marked '26' or 'L/18' Minesweeper badge


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OK, they are posted on WAF. I note the hinge is the crimped barrel hinge on the MS badge not the same as the tombak U-boat badge hinge. It is interesting in that I am not sure how many makers used different hinges for their KM badges.

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As I have posted above, it is interesting that Mayer used different setups on the hinge for their KM badges. Here is the S-boat:

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The normal Mayer First Pattern S-Boat has a horizontal flat pin and hinge like the Minesweeper shown here and the Second Pattern S-Boat shown here, and I've seen examples with both the solid machined hinge (as on their U-Boat) and formed sheet metal hinge (as on the Minesweeper). Several manufacturers can be found to have used multiple types of fitting on the same badge, which is one reason I always feel its a bit risky when people identify the maker of a badge from the type of fittings used. A good clue certainly, but far from a positive identifier.

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