Wolf-Brown, N.S. Meyer, Inc., Vanguard Industries, Inc., and Ira Green all competed in the same business—manufacturing and selling medals, patches and military insignia for people serving in the United States armed forces, National Guard and local fire and police forces. Of the three, N.S. Meyer was the oldest—it had been in continuous operation since 1868.
well as N.S. Meyers, had a multi-page color chart Pamplet with generic
ribbons made up for their salesman to use and the ribbons on the WB charts
were numbered from 3001-8016,
not all #'s were shown and there is still discussion if all the #'s were
used. The current WB/Vanguard #'ed charts
are at: http://www.vanguardmil.com/schoolribbon.html
Thus a number of Organizations could have used the same #'ed ribbon for a variety of uses.
wrote a book-1988- on National Guard Medals/Ribbons and he created a number
system starting with
001-Wash. D.C. N.G. D.S.M and ending with 585-Massachusetts N.G. Volunteer Militia 3rd C. Marksman-Tp2 & 3
There are some number's after the 585 and there is still discussion on who made them up, etc.
GRACO is a Texas
company, a large Medal/Ribbon, etc. suppiler and they created number's
1001 and up to 1188 as of 02/2009 that I am aware of. https://www.gracoind.com/retail/default.aspx as of 05/15/2012
GRACO has a number
of charts at: http://www.gracoind.com/pss/ribbons.htm-
starting with #1 [Ogletree NG #] up thru 1193 [their #]