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Who made this alu heer buckle?

Article about: Hi Chaps, thought I'd post his one because of it's strange catch. There's a Reichsheer one with the same construction on page 69 of Angolias book so I'm guessing it's early. Ben, can you tel

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    Hi Chaps, thought I'd post his one because of it's strange catch. There's a Reichsheer one with the same construction on page 69 of Angolias book so I'm guessing it's early.

    Ben, can you tell the maker from the eagle?

    Cheers,

    Richard.
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    Hi Richard, nice early buckle, is it nickel? Maker is a hard call mate on that one from the eagle, from the pics could be Osang, Dransfeld, Schmole & Comp? Sorry mate but a hard call, I will have a good look tomorrow and see if I can make a match
    Ben

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    Hi Ben, no it's an alu buckle & it's still got a little field gray paint on the back. Here's a better pic. I did wonder if it was Dransfield myself, Cheers, Richard.
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    Richard,

    if you ask me, I would say Schmöle & Co/ Menden is responsible for your buckle!

    An early WH buckle and a quite rare catch variant BTW. I assume Schmöle produced this welded catch variant only for few months! I know also standard catch variant buckles by this maker bearing the 1936 on the leather tongue.

    Best,
    Guido
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    Chaps, Schmole & Comp/Dransfeld very similar if not same buckle, compare this Dransfeld eagle to the one that Guido posted Could be twins lol
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    Hi Chaps, thanks for the replies. As well as Dransfield & Schmöle & Co another match is Schmidt & Co, Schwelm (see below). Schwelm is very close to the other 2 makers in Menden.
    I think Guido has nailed it as being most likely to be Schmöle & Co/ Menden & 1935 or '36 production; but it does look like one producer was making bodies for several makers,

    Cheers,

    Richard.
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