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This is a Great World War II Ryan Aeronautical Worker Badge with Sterling Silver 1Year Service Pin attatched.
The Ryan Aeronautical Company was founded by T. Claude Ryan in San Diego, California in 1934. It became part of Teledyne in 1969, and of Northrop Grumman when the latter company purchased Teledyne in 1999. Ryan built several historically and technically significant aircraft, including four innovative V/STOL designs, but its most successful production aircraft was the Ryan Firebee line of unmanned drones used as target drones and unmanned air vehicles.
Interest from the United States Army Air Corps followed. The Menasco engines proved unreliable, and instead Kinner radial engines were fitted. Aircraft were produced as the PT-16 (15 built); PT-20 (30 built); PT-21 (100 USAAF, 100 USN); and finally as the definitive PT-22 Recruit (1,048 built) ordered in 1941 as pilot training began its rapid expansion.
Approximately 2" in diameter.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION:
Sterling silver, celluloid, paper, enamel.
This is from a Homefront War Workers / Airlines collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MEJV19 LAGEX05/22/19
8+ (Excellent): Badge shows minor to moderate wear, celluloid is clear, enamel details remain intact.
GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.