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WWI Balloon Pilot French Design Sterling Balloon Pilot, sterling pilot, WWI, WWI Balloon Pilot, WWI Balloon
WWI Balloon Pilot French Design Sterling Sale Price: $199.95
Availability: Normally Stocked
Item #: P-2115 -

    WWI Balloon Pilot French Design Sterling by Weingarten GalleryItem Number: P-2115This is a musuem reproduction of a WWI Balloon Pilot in sterling silver mounted on a brass plate and covered in cloth. It appears that an American Ballon hat pin was added to French wings to make this wing. The wings has a screw back. The wing is 2 7/8 inches wide.

    WWI Balloon Pilot French Design Sterling WWI Balloon, Balloon, Balloon Pilot, WWI Balloon Pilot
    WWI Balloon Pilot French Design Sterling Sale Price: $199.95
    Availability: Normally Stocked
    Item #: P-2116 -

      WWI Balloon Pilot French Design Sterling by Weingarten GalleryItem Number: P-2116This is a museum reproduction of a French deigned balloon wing. It appears that an American Hat badge was soldered onto a French wing and then mounted on a brass plate and covered in cloth. This wing is 3 inches wide and has a pin back.

      WWI Balloon Wing Balloon wing, WWI
      WWI Balloon Wing Sale Price: $109.95
      Availability: Normally Stocked
      Item #: P-2184 -

        During the First World War no real standard wings existed for the US Army Signal Corp Air Service. Many wings were cloth but many jewelers made metal wings during the war at the request of pilots. The real wings were based on Special Regulation #41 issued on 15 August 1917 and were to be made on cloth with embroidery. But right from the beginning Pilots had jewelers make the wings because the embroidered wings did not hold up when washed. The wings that are shown are a museum quality...