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Forum Name: PT Boats - General
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Topic: What is This?
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I need some help identifying a memento that belonged to Ed Kruse, skipper of PT 163. It looks to me like something his crew might have made for him as a gift or rememberance. The stand looks theater made. It stands 3.25 high, and the dome is 2 in diameter. I thought it might be a decorative center cover for the wheel, but I have't seen anything like that in photos.

[image]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/G%20R%20Powell/mysteryobject2.gif[/image]

[image]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/G%20R%20Powell/mysteryobject3.gif[/image]

[image]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p249/ptboats/G%20R%20Powell/mysteryobject1.gif[/image]

Any ideas?

Thanks.



G R Powell

Posted By: G R Powell | Posted on: May 14, 2009 - 6:37am
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I believe it is pee coat cuff link. It is designed to be long enough to go through a folded double cuff on WWII issue pee coats. My father also had 2 of these

david Stotts

Posted By: Dels youngin | Posted on: Jul 20, 2009 - 10:38am
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Could it be a tie clip?



Posted By: TGConnelly | Posted on: Jul 20, 2009 - 11:08am
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Thanks for your suggestions. It really looks too big to be either a cuff link or a tie clip. The dome is 2 inches in diameter and is almost 1 inch deep. The stem is about 3-4 inches tall.

G R (Jerry) Powell

Posted By: G R Powell | Posted on: Jul 20, 2009 - 11:22am
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Pea Coat cuff link? Pea coats don't have cuffs. Don't even have buttons on the sleeve. I'd be interested in what kind of Pea Coat that is.



Charlie

Posted By: 29navy | Posted on: Jul 22, 2009 - 4:39am
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