Private purchase Rad buckle
This is a recent find of a Private purchase or parade RaD buckle.
These were ( to my knowledge ) never "Tabbed" thus eluding to the actual maker.
However cretain manufacturing traits and processes left clues as to probable
makers... The prong curves for example
05-28-2014 08:32 AM
Gwar, another nice find, in reference to the prongs they look like the OLT type prongs found on fakes (this is not a fake BTW) Early Assmann buckles had this trait and Berge & Nolte used these types of prongs. There is also the option that the prongs were bought in from another manufacturer.
Here are the Berge & Nolte prongs (at work at mo so cannot access my database at home or I would show Assmann as well)
Yes Ben... As you had previously stated in a past thread... The more I handle
the more I may learn. Certain characteristics point in directions that may suggest that a select few
Ludenshied buckle makers may have had a source of materials common to them.
Is it plausible that during the course of manufature, That, perhaps a former employee may have went
to work for a competitor and brought along some knowledge of production procedures
or new processes ?
P.S. The pebbling is quite different to most I have seen...
I am going to study the different schemes of this aspect too...
Nice one Gwar, and certainly different on the backside than my RAD - PP OLC.
Nice buckle, Gwar! Private purchase buckles are underappreciated, in my opinion.
Ben, could this be an early Assman buckle if it doesn't have the typical prong bar crimp?
Private purchase Rad buckles
My newest pick up.
A private purchase Rad buckle.
I have read though that these are harder to find.
I find them occasionally, I think what others may mean is finding
the different variants of these buckles...Happy 4th of July.... G
Rad PP / parade
@ Yellow 12.. Thanks for the reply... I agree insomuch as to the different
styles of construction and the similarities regarding the manufacturing
process. Some tool markings on the prong bar may be a sign though.
I have attached some better photos... Again thanks and good talking to you again..G
Hi Gwar, for referance here is my PP - OLC...cheers.