Hi Scott, A3455 on a 1942 tripod would make it a AGE tripod which stands for Australin General Electric. The AWE logo is found on most of AGE tripods. The AWE will have the A & E in the top of the W and under the W will be a small broad arrow. further right of the AWE will the AGE marking. Thanks for the number, I've added it to the list, it appears to be a mid 1942 product judging from my limited AGE records.