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  1. #1

    Clip ID help

    Can anyone tell me what this clip may be from?
    Age?
    I was told that is a Griffon (Griffin) stamped on it.
    Thanks,
    MM
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    Re: Clip ID help

    Not sure what the clip is for , but the creature looks like a Griffin.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Griffin

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    Re: Clip ID help

    Nice finds ModernMiner,
    You probably already know that the Crest badge is from the 92nd Engineer Battalion. The motto GLORIA AD CAPUT VENIRE, meaning, Glory in Achievement.

    http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/En...rBattalion.htm

    The Griffin signifies; valour and death defying bravery, vigilance.
    That clip is very likely to have military connections.

    Cheers, Mike
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    Re: Clip ID help

    Looks identical to the Welsh Dragon (WALES in the UK).

    http://www.welshheritage.org/Welsh%20Flag.jpg
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    Re: Clip ID help

    Hi Crusader, they are quite different
    A Griffin is styled on the body of a lion, with head and wings of an eagle. The clip shows the feathered wings, as opposed to the webbed dragon wings.
    Still, cool dragon

    Cheers, Mike

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    Re: Clip ID help

    Quote Originally Posted by trikikiwi
    Hi Crusader, they are quite different
    A Griffin is styled on the body of a lion, with head and wings of an eagle. The clip shows the feathered wings, as opposed to the webbed dragon wings.
    Still, cool dragon

    Cheers, Mike
    Looked again, your right its a Griffin. It was the stance which made me think of the Welsh flag. Very similar though.

    I have plenty of Livery buttons with every combination of Griffin you could want. Makes me think this item is of a similar date - 1800ish??
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    Re: Clip ID help

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    Quote Originally Posted by trikikiwi
    Hi Crusader, they are quite different
    A Griffin is styled on the body of a lion, with head and wings of an eagle. The clip shows the feathered wings, as opposed to the webbed dragon wings.
    Still, cool dragon

    Cheers, Mike
    Looked again, your right its a Griffin. It was the stance which made me think of the Welsh flag. Very similar though.

    I have plenty of Livery buttons with every combination of Griffin you could want. Makes me think this item is of a similar date - 1800ish??
    Thanks Guys.
    I wonder what this clip was used on?
    -MM-
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    Re: Clip ID help

    Just offering another of my "don't have a clue" guesses, but it looks like it could be a closure off some sort of leather/saddlebag. It could clip over the head of a rivet, or on one in a row of rivet or hooks to make it adjustable to the amount of storage needed.

    Smitty

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    Re: Clip ID help

    Quote Originally Posted by IndianaSmith
    Just offering another of my "don't have a clue" guesses, but it looks like it could be a closure off some sort of leather/saddlebag. It could clip over the head of a rivet, or on one in a row of rivet or hooks to make it adjustable to the amount of storage needed.

    Smitty
    Thanks Smitty.
    Sounds reasonable to me.
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    Re: Clip ID help

    I have dug a few o' those 'round here. I even have two that have a bit of black fabric attatched to them. The fabric appears to be a sort of canvas.I had 'em id'd at one time as a clothing clasp but can't recall exactly what for.
    Mine were dug at a cabin foundation site that we know a Military officer lived at.
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    Re: Clip ID help

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim West Pa
    I have dug a few o' those 'round here. I even have two that have a bit of black fabric attatched to them. The fabric appears to be a sort of canvas.I had 'em id'd at one time as a clothing clasp but can't recall exactly what for.
    Mine were dug at a cabin foundation site that we know a Military officer lived at.
    Thank you Jim.
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