Medal Mounts and their parts
Medal Mounting Hardware and examples of the various forms
used over time in attaching the Ribbon to the Medal and how it could be
attached to clothing.
The oldest type shown in the display is the Top 1st Row/Column “Early
Slot”, thru which the Ribbon is inserted and the sides of the ribbon
are sewn to the Metal piece.
Next [3rd over] is where the attaching pin is covered and is sewn
and a Mini-Medal drape with slot-end and sewn
next 2 are ???? ( Do not have a name for this type ) open catch
which has bendable parts to hold the Ribbon in place, example shown.
one with a Name Bar with a slot to hang the Ribbon which is then
sewn in place,
next is a Full Wrap, hardware shown in which the Ribbon is still
sewn, and Mini-Medal with a Double clutch back.
shows 2 examples of the present day form of a U channel shaped piece
which the Ribbon is placed in, a flat Metal piece placed on the Ribbon
and the sides then crimped down to hold it in place, and then a flat type
½ in. Various mounts, 1-early type, 2-hallmark is ‘O’
with Arrow thru it--GI, next
GI=E.H. Simon Co./Simco, E.H. Simon,
Mini-Medal single Post, Glued to ribbon
3/8 in. Various mounts, Steel at Top, Lordship-NY-GI, LIGI=His Lordship's
PIGI=Princeton Industries, Plain, Plain.
Made up piece glued to Ribbon, ½ in. His Lordship's Products,
Japan, various size Rings, Mini-Medal Single Post clutch back.