Beautiful examples, as always. Thanks, FB!
Very pleasing to see the contrast between e.g. the numbers 3 and 4 ;
the aging of the earlier " 52 " TK perfectly follows that of the earlier " Silbergespinst " cord , and lacquered leather visor .
Compared to the still shiny Vulcan-fiber , Alu cord and final Cupal M1/52 TK - thanks for showing ..
The bulk of what we see here and beyond is junk. I do not enjoy it.
I should think that others share my discomfort.
Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 02-15-2015 at 01:19 AM.
I just wanted to ask a quick question , how many manufactures made TK hat insignia ?
With RZM controls there couldn't have been that many .
Here is the more or less working list. I do not associate myself with such lists.
I do respect the man who wrote it, though.
The lists that preceded it were full of flaws.
Unmarked - Deschler & Sohn
GES.GESCH. - Deschler & Sohn
RZM GES GESCH - Deschler & Sohn
RZM D.&S.M. GES.GESCH. - Deschler & Sohn
RZM 52 - Deschler & Sohn
RZM M1/52 - Deschler & Sohn
RZM 254/42 - Deschler & Sohn
RZM 499/41 - Fritz Zimmermann
RZM M1/24 - Overhoff & Cie.
GES.GESCH. - E. W. Assmann & Söhne
Unmarked - E. W. Assmann & Söhne
RZM M1/17 - E. W. Assmann & Söhne
S.P.40 - Unknown possibly Overhoff & Cie...."
This list is not the result of an official document of the time.
It is the result of empirical observation.