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

Code: afi20007cpc

$475.00

Product Description

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ARTIFACT: This is a Classic, Iconic, World War II 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: "MA 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 World War II.

SIZE: 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.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Enameled silver

ATTACHMENT: Horizontal pin with under-come locking swivel catch

MARKINGS: "MACO.. ROCH., N.Y. STERLING"

ITEM NOTES: This is from a USAAF collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MBJJV18 LDGEX07/19

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.