A Scarce And Genuine Pair of J R Gaunt of London WW2 USAAF Wings.
This J R Gaunt of London WW2 USAAF Wings is a two piece made set of tunic wings. The centre section being separate from the wings and joined by two lugs through the back. The makers mark of J.R.Gaunt can clearly be seen on the back. A nice patination and the wing’s still retaining the original pin back. this J R Gaunt of London WW2 USAAF Wings are a true collectors piece.
Measurements 82mm x 20mm.
James Richard Gaunt: who went on to found J. R. Gaunt & Son with his eldest son Charles Frederick Gaunt, was born on the 24th of December 1834 in Birmingham. (James’ birth date is noted in his record of baptism, which took place at St Philips Church in Birmingham on the 2nd of March 1835). He was the son of Richard and Ann Gaunt, and had a number of brothers and sisters. In the 1841 census returns for Birmingham the family were living at 36 Water Street where Richard Gaunt’s occupation is given as “Buttonman”. Richard Gaunt himself seems to have come from the Black County town of Rowley Regis in South Staffordshire and by the 1851 census we have him and his family living in a house at 18 Court, Morland Street, where he is now listed as being a “Tool Maker” In his account of the Firm’s history John Richard Gaunt says of his great grandfather Richard that he was a toolmaker and button man and that he lived from 1809 until 1895. It is rare to find a J R Gaunt of London WW2 USAAF Wings.
Excellent Condition. a truly fine set of J R Gaunt of London WW2 USAAF Wings.