Here for your consideration is this sweetheart brooch depicting the front of an airplane propeller featuring a locket in the center to hold a loved one’s portrait. This brooch was created by the Silson Company designed and patented by Victor Silson in 1940, with Patent No. 124,115. This patriotic pin was constructed with gold-plated base metal accented with enameling of the pistons surrounding the engine. The center of propeller is a hinged locket which can house a small picture or two of a loved one. These locket type brooches were common during World War 2 where a service member’s photo was placed in the brooch locket and the sweetheart kept it as a memento. This brooch is in good condition with age-appropriate patina, slight enamel wear, and plating loss consistent with its age use and storage as you can view in the pictures. The locket opens easily and closes securely and the locket opening is approximately ½ inch in diameter. This patriotic pin is a nice large size measuring approximately 3 ½ inches by 1 ½, it is hallmarked Silson on the reverse and the safety clasp works properly. You can view a similar brooch in the Jewelry book, the American Costume Jewelry - Art and Industry 2008 - Vol 2 p 249 written by Brunialti. This brooch was issued in honor of the Army/Airforce as one of a series of three patriotic locket pins sold by Silson from Dec 1940. Here is your opportunity to make this wonderful piece of jewelry your own. It would make a wonderful addition to any jewelry collection or a lovely gift for that special someone.

ITEM ID
silson0029
TYPE
Costume
COLOR
Gold
ITEM SIZE
3 ½ inches by 1 ½
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

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World War 2 – Air Force Airplane Propeller Locket type Sweetheart brooch Silson Company 1940

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