Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Can you tell me something about this EK1??

Thanks

Miguel

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

NOT a fake. That is a pillowback style cross made by the maker "AWS". ( A. Werner & S?hne, Berlin )

These are a hard to find variation and usually bring a premium on the market. They can

be found in screwback and pinback versions and can be found with silver or brass frames.

I have one just like yours with a brass frame and iron core.

Congrats on finding a very nice cross.

Edited by gregM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This maker was the only one kn own to use this unique rear design, so when you see it you know it's AWS. Here's a screwback I have.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

AWS also made standard designed EK1s also, in addition to the pillowback. Here is a screwback marked 925. The AWS symbol is one the hardware of this one. Does anyone have a non pillowback AWS in pinback?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

a few more. top is silvered brass, bottom is .925

Please explain the story/holes on the bottom one. Very interesting!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please explain the story/holes on the bottom one. Very interesting!

no real story, it's merely an EK1 that has had the pin and catch removed so that the cross could be sewn flush onto a tunic or coat; sometimes individuals would do this so that the cross would not snag on something and get ripped off. pilots were known to have done this due to the close confines of a cockpit. the obverse on this cross shows a lot of exposure to the elements.

Edited by Eric Stahlhut

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The obverse explains it. In the first photo, the holes appeared not to go all the way through, which left me trying to figure out how the attachment worked. I've got one where the holes were punched through the frame, but this is the first I've seen where the holes were punched through the iron core. Very nice and interesting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does anyone have a non pillowback AWS in pinback?

here's an interesting one.

nicely vaulted, nonmagnetic core. front frame appears to be of silvered brass

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Superb collection of pillow backs. Really nice to see so many examples and variants. One of my favourites. :jumping:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello

Absolutely fabulous set of pillowback EKs :beer: Damm it, I'm drooling all over my keyboard now :lol:

Edited by DavidM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi GregM,

As you stated in one of the posts

"NOT a fake. That is a pillow back style cross made by the maker "AWS". ( A. Werner & S?hne, Berlin )

These are a hard to find variation and usually bring a premium on the market. They can

be found in screw back and pin back versions and can be found with silver or brass frames.

I have one just like yours with a brass frame and iron core"

 

I got the same brass core model. After looking in all existing materials

I came to a conclusion that the Bras core screw back model never had a big plate only the screw which is also made of brass

On some other forum sites the owners of this model were not happy that the "big disc" is missing.

All crosses I researched none of them had any sign of previously existing big plate plate/disc  The patina on the back, on all of them, showed very even pattern

 

Best

 

034.JPG

035.JPG

036.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

never heard or seen one, pillow back. thanks for sharing.

Share this post


Link to post
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.

Guest
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.


×
×
  • Create New...