Maker's Mark: US Revenue Cutter Service Ensign

Discussion in 'US Flag Specs and Design' started by NAVA Mbr SKC, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. NAVA Mbr SKC

    NAVA Mbr SKC New Member

    Greetings All,

    Looking for some assistance confirming the operating period of a manufacturer of a flag identified as a US Revenue Cutter Service ensign. Stenciled on the header is: "US FLAG (and) SIGNAL CO NORFOLK"

    The flag was reputedly produced in the period 1860-70, however, design, materials, and manufacturing techniques suggest post 1893-5, but prior to the president's 1910 order to add the Coast Guard emblem. Further, the only flag manufacturer located thus far is one by the same name and location stenciled on the header, but only began operating in 1920 (according to their website).

    Any assistance in helping figure out these disparate pieces of information would be appreciated.
     

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