Wartime Collectables
Military Antiques & Vintage Toys

Andrew H. & Gale V. Lipps
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1908 USMC Drummer's insignia
Rather scarce!  Cotton thread embroidered into tan twill cotton.
Reference: Enlisted Rank Insignia In The U.S. Marine Corps 1798--1958  Michael O'Quinlivan, Historical Branch, HQ USMC 1959
The 1908 regulations prescribed distinguishing devices for drummers and trumpeters. Drummers were to wear on both sleeves a pair of crossed drumsticks and trumpeters a trumpet on a dark blue ground. A further change in field service insignia was also made in 1908 when olive drab made its debut in Marine insignia as the color for chevrons when worn on khaki uniforms. The next major revision of the uniform of the Marine Corps came in 1912.