Iconic WWII Switlik Parachute Co. Caterpillar Club Pin by Metal Arts Co. in New York
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Iconic WWII Switlik Parachute Co. Caterpillar Club Pin by Metal Arts Co. in New York

Code: afi20000cpc


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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: Iconic WWII Switlik Parachute Company "Caterpillar Club" pin by Metal Arts Co. The pin is in the shape of a caterpillar and reads: "CATERPILLAR CLUB" against a black enamel background. The reverse shows a maker's mark that reads: "METAL ARTS CO. ROCH., N.Y." The "Caterpillar Club" is a designation given to those US airmen who were forced to bail out of a compromised aircraft and were saved because they were wearing a successfully operational parachute.

VINTAGE: Circa WWII

SIZE: Approximately 1-1/8" x 1/4"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Enameled silver

ATTACHMENT: Horizontal safety style pin

MARKINGS: "METAL ARTS CO. ROCH., N.Y. STERLING"

ITEM NOTES: This is from a USAAF collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VBJJX16 LDEJX10/16

CONDITION: 8+ (Excellent): The pin shows minor to moderate wear, much of the enamel details remain intact, overall excellent condition.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.