The vehicle plate was crudely fashioned of brass, most likely from fired artillery shells.
WWII 6th Artillery brass vehicle unit plate, crudely fashioned of brass, and probably from fired artillery shells. The two lower sections of brass were soldered in place, there were holes drilled, allowing for mounting to a vehicle.
The brass shows hammering marks from its construction, and a nice untouched period patina. This came with other artillery related items from all periods, and we are assuming WWII as the period, but certainly earlier would be probable.
The 6th Artillery served with the 37th Infantry Division in the Pacific Theater in WWII.
The insignia measures approx. 8″ x 11″ overall.
Very good condition.
From the Robert Borrell Artillery Collection.