by Jock Macsplock
That is the correct eagle for the design type 5 (also called the Vienna Design). The known makers who utilised this type were Souval, Orth, Hobacher, RRS, Wallpach and EWE as well as several makers that never maker marked their badges. As is well known, the first three makers came from Vienna, and Wallpach was also Austrian coming from Salzburg, hence the alternate "Vienna Design" title.
Here is a genuine unmarked Type 5/Vienna Design badge that shows many of the details found in your copy, although bear in mind it is only BASED on this design, there being key differences in design, set up and base material that have already been mentioned.
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
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