Ordnance Officer Collar Device (Pair)
Branch Insignia: A gold color metal shell and flame 1 inch in height.
The use of the "shell and flame" by the Ordnance Corps dates back to 1832; it is considered to be the oldest branch insignia of the Army. Similar insignia had been used by the British Army. After its adoption by the American Army, the design was used by the Artillery as well as the Ordnance until 1834 when the crossed cannon was adopted by the Artillery. In 1835, the shell and flame was used on a button for members of the Ordnance Corps and the design had been used in various items worn on the uniform since it was first adopted. The simplicity of the shell and flame harmonizes with the armament of days gone by, while the action it connotes is applicable with equal force to the weapons of today.
Our Ordnance Officer Collar Device is a regulation, full size, polished brass Branch Insignia. Collar devices sold in pairs. This is the same device that is supplied to the U.S. Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve units, and sold in the Army Post Exchanges. This device would be a great gift idea and a wonderful addition to your military collection.
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