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My 101st Posting! A Curious Gold Plated Pin w/Spinning Arrow

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Posted 2 years ago

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Budek
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Hi,
This is such a curious piece ~ pin/pendant.
When I bought it I didn't realize that the arrow on it's roulette-like wheel could spin,....but as I examined it I discovered that it did.
It was so puzzling that I had to have it.
There aren't any markings,
it looks gold plated
I thought it must be from some organization,...Fraternity or Sorority
maybe it was an award?
It must represent / mean something.
I'd appreciate any help identifying this beautiful and curious pin.
Thank You!

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  1. Budek Budek, 2 years ago
    Kevin, Thanks for taking a look, and for the love.
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Happy centenary! By the by, is the arrow broken? Is there something missing?
    I just tried googling: "arrow rotating" meaning. Interesting responses. What's skype?
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Do you know of pinchbeck?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinchbeck_(alloy)
  4. Budek Budek, 2 years ago
    Hey Kev,
    I think it's complete, curious, isn't it?
    the arrow pierces the rotating 'roulette' disc.
    Thanks for the info on Pinchbeck,.......very interesting indeed!
  5. Budek Budek, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love, Sean!
  6. Budek Budek, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love, Manikin and Jason!
  7. Stillwater Stillwater, 2 years ago
    Its Victorian, rolled-gold
  8. Budek Budek, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the info, Stillwater.
  9. Budek Budek, 2 years ago
    Thank You Carlomar!
  10. Sunnybrook Sunnybrook, 11 days ago
    Hi Budek,
    I have a pin that has some similar characteristics. The center of the one I have does not rotate, but the rest is pretty much the same. It is from a pre-WWI military academy. It is possible that the emphasis is on the arrow, not so much the rotation.
    Sunnybrook

    Sunnybrook
  11. Budek Budek, 11 days ago
    Hello Sunnybrook,
    Thanks for the great information, I have the pin before me on the desk where I work and pick it up from time to time, wondering what it is and what the design signifies. I'd love to see yours if you ever have a chance to post it.
    Now that you've mentioned 'military academy' I can see it.
    You're kind to take the time to write, I really appreciate it.
    Have a great week,
    Tony.
  12. Sunnybrook Sunnybrook, 11 days ago
    Hi Budek,
    I have to confess that there is one aspect that has left me curious. The pin makes sense. We have a link to the military cadet, and a wonderful photograph of him. I have been curious about the mount for a pendant. A cadet would always wear it as a pin. Anyone have idea?
    Sunnybrook
  13. Budek Budek, 11 days ago
    Thank You again, Sunnybrook, I appreciate your thoughtful comment.
    Best wishes for a great day!
  14. Budek Budek, 11 days ago
    Thanks for the looks and loves, Moonstonelover, brat, agh, PadmeLupin, nutsabotas, PatSea, Jewels, & ttomtucker,
    much appreciated!

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