Rare & Great WWII Homefront Woman Ordnance Worker Watertown, MA Arsenal Shoulder Patch
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Rare & Great WWII Homefront Woman Ordnance Worker Watertown, MA Arsenal Shoulder Patch

Code: hfww20000wow

$235.00

Product Description

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ARTIFACT: Rare and great WWII Homefront Woman Ordnance Worker Watertown, Massachusetts Arsenal shoulder patch. The golden yellow patch shows the initials: "WOW" in the center with a red flame embellishment and above reads: "WATERTOWN" and below: "ARSENAL". Woman Ordnance Workers stepped in to help during the war effort by filling the jobs once done by men. Now soldiers fighting for our freedom, the WOW's helped to keep production and business rolling during wartime.
NOTE: Patch was treated with some kind of glue, probably to go into a scrap book that has made the patch stiff and hard. It could no longer be sewn to a garment. It is more like a drink coaster at this point than a flexible cloth patch. It still LOOKS every part the patch, but does not feel it any longer. Dry cleaning, water, and a few other solvents had no effect on softening the patch.

VINTAGE: Circa WWII

SIZE: Approximately 2-1/4"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Embroidered wool felt silk/cotton/polyester thread, gauze backing

ATTACHMENT: To be sewn on.

MARKINGS: None.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a Homefront collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MDJX15 LBCEX9/15 SBCEX11/15 SLBCEX6/16

CONDITION: 8+ (Excellent): NOTE: Patch was treated with some kind of glue, probably to go into a scrap book that has made the patch stiff and hard. It could no longer be sewn to a garment. It is more like a drink coaster at this point than a flexible cloth patch. It still LOOKS every part the patch, but does not feel it any longer. Dry cleaning, water, and a few other solvents had no effect on softening the patch. The patch shows minor wear and small areas of residue on reverse, the colors are vibrant and the patch is in overall excellent condition.

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