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MISC ITEMS / Re: Our WWI Ambulance nearly complete
« Last post by ScottG on December 15, 2017, 10:31:42 AM »
   I too hope that you can come visit. If any member finds themselves travelling the I-94 corridor between Detroit and Chicago, then please contact me and stop in. I will open just for you! Scott
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MISC ITEMS / Re: Our WWI Ambulance nearly complete
« Last post by Scarecrow on December 15, 2017, 04:33:08 AM »
Scott,

Love it!  Can't wait to see it finished.  Truly hope to get out your way at some point to visit the Museum.  As I've mentioned before what you have done in under 4 years is just short of a miracle.
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MISC ITEMS / Our WWI Ambulance nearly complete
« Last post by ScottG on December 14, 2017, 10:33:38 PM »
  We have been restoring a 1917 Ford Model T Touring Car into a 1917 "Tin Lizzie" or "Flivver" Ambulance for the WWI Centennial. We currently have 3 identified ambulance groups in the museum and as many of you are aware, Ernest Hemingway also had deep ties to Michigan. So, I thought I would share some of the progress.
  The engine has been completely restored but is original to the car. The radiator has been re-cored but is also original. The wood wheels are the originals and were sent to an Amish wheelwright for restoration and tightening. The axles, brakes, linkage, and transfer case are all re-built from the originals except for the brake pads. All that is left is the seat/fuel tank, steering column, canvas, and paint. We expect completion around the end of Jan-mid Feb. Just in time for the 1918-2018 remembrances here in the States! What do you all think? Its been a great and reasonably priced project!   Scott
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AWARDS AND DECORATIONS / Re: US Medals - New Acquisitions
« Last post by Masonk on December 13, 2017, 08:01:46 AM »
And lastly, also produced by His Lorsdhip, Army Distinguished Service Medal.

This is make marked HLP on the reverse of the brooch, and would also date to mid-60's.
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AWARDS AND DECORATIONS / Re: US Medals - New Acquisitions
« Last post by Masonk on December 13, 2017, 08:00:33 AM »
Next up, the Air Force Cross. First strike (mid-60's), also manufactured by His Lordship. Maker marked HLP on the underside of the cross. Medal comes in the correct for the period, clear presentation case.
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AWARDS AND DECORATIONS / US Medals - New Acquisitions
« Last post by Masonk on December 13, 2017, 07:57:25 AM »
A few unnamed US Medals I recently acquired.

First up, Air Force Distinguished Service Medal. Medal was produced by His Lordship, and is marked LIGI on the reverse of the brooch. Maker mark style would date the medal to late 80's, early 90's, when His Lordship lost their Gov't contract.
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CLOTH INSIGNIA / Re: Patches...Yay!
« Last post by Masonk on December 13, 2017, 07:17:40 AM »
Army's, Commands, Corps, etc. continued..
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CLOTH INSIGNIA / Re: Patches...Yay!
« Last post by Masonk on December 13, 2017, 07:16:19 AM »
Army's, Commands, Corps, etc.
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CLOTH INSIGNIA / Re: Patches...Yay!
« Last post by Masonk on December 13, 2017, 07:15:12 AM »
Brigades, Regiments, etc.
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CLOTH INSIGNIA / Re: Patches...Yay!
« Last post by Masonk on December 13, 2017, 07:13:30 AM »
Army Infantry Divisions continued..
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