1930's - Early WWII 10K Gold Fleetwings Aircraft Corporation 5 Year Service Pin
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1930's - Early WWII 10K Gold Fleetwings Aircraft Corporation 5 Year Service Pin

Code: aco20100ffs


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Product Description

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OUT OF OFFICE: September 15 through September 22 2019.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifact of interest here, but please be advised that we are currently out of the office, at the legendary MAX Show (Last one in Pittsburgh!) returning on Monday September 23rd, and we will not be able to ship until then. Feel free to place an order, or email us to place an artifact ON HOLD, but, again, we will not be able to ship until 9/23/19.
Thank you, Ron & Kana

ARTIFACT: 1930s early WWII 10K gold Fleetwings Aircraft Corporation 5 year service pin. Fleetwings existed until the 1960s after being established in 1926. In 1929, the company was reorganized and moved to New York and began researching and developing stainless-steel aircraft structures and components for other manufacturers of aircraft including the Ireland "Privateer" and Grover Loening Aircraft Co. In 1943, it became Kaiser-Fleetwings and entered its XBTK-1 model aircraft in a United States Navy attack aircraft competition, with five aircraft being flown. Kaiser-Fleetwings did not win, the contract went to the Douglas AD-1 Skyraider and the Martin AM Mauler. In the early 1960s just prior to closing, the company manufactured the launch canister for the Echo 1 balloon satellite. The 10K gold pin is shaped like a spread winged eagle facing the viewers left and reads: FLEETWINGS across its chest and just below features a black enameled triangle that shows the number 5.

VINTAGE: Circa 1930s early WWII

SIZE: Approximately 7/8 x 3/8

CONSTRUCTION/MATERIALS: 10K gold and enamel

ATTACHMENT: Single screw post with disc backing.

MARKINGS: LGB 10K

ITEM NOTES: This is from an aircraft manufacturer collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VBEX15 LAAEX6/15 SAAEX5/17

CONDITION: 8 (Excellent-): The pin shows minor to moderate wear, nearly all the gilt brass and enamel details remain.

GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.