Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Perfectly legitimate, original badge, but without a definitive maker mark, I don't think it is possible to say with absolute certainty which of the three known makers who used this style ( Mayer, Zimmermann or Schickle) this comes from. It may even be a fourth, so far unidentified maker.

In Zimmermann we'd normally expect all four arms of the swastika to be cut, but who knows - the fourth may have had to be left solid on zinc versions for added strength on the much more brittle metal. Likewise the distinctive hinge type used on Schickle tombak badges would not have been any good on zinc - not enough surface contact between the hinge and the badge, so they could have used the style shown here on zinc pieces.

Bottom line is -they are genuine but we don't know for sure who made them.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Blog Comments

    • As a theology student my professor, a much published former Naval chaplain, set us an essay, saying that if we could answer that successfully we would be guaranteed  a good degree "Which of the gospel writers was the biggest liar, discuss."   I got a good mark, but  don't want to be burned for heresy.   P
    • As my father used to say: "Tain't so much Pappy's a liar - he just remembers big."  
    • Brian: First, let me say that I always enjoy reading your blog and your "spot on" comments.  Another fine topic with such a broad expansion into so many different facets.  I had watched this a week or two ago and when reading your blog, it reminded me of this great quote.   There is a great video on the origins of "Who was Murphy in Murphy's Law"   Anyway, about mid way through this video, there is this great quote and I think it sums it up quite well to your statem
    • I've received word from the Curator that she has permission to re-open this summer.   We're already making plans for a November event at the Museum.   Michael
    • I recall I did the same on hot days at Old Fort York back in 1973-74 - wool uniforms, and at 90F they would let you take your backpack off.   Michael
  • Create New...