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Hanging mission patches

Post by Tesral » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:41 pm

I have a number of first generation of space mission patches. To wit, Mercury Redstone 4, Gemini 3, Gemini 8 Apollo 11, Apollo 13. But how do you hang them off the edge of a glass shelf?

Fun tac works, but eventually it lets go, the patch falls to the desk. You have to kneed the stuff again and reapply. This is unacceptable.

I tried something, a pair of neodymium magnets on the shelf, top and bottom. A sewing needle trough the heaviest one, Apollo 11 and attach it to the top magnet. Bingo, it worked a treat.

Now a trip to Jo Ann's is required to get some small headed straight pins for the display. The magnets are in place. The dang things hold through my finger, the 3/8th glass is not an issue. Total bitch to separate however.

Pictures once I get the pins.
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Re: Hanging mission patches

Post by MSgtUSAFRet » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:56 pm

Nice tip!

I might have suggested an enclosed shadow box; similar to what you might see in a sports bar for jersey.

They usually come with a foam or material covered back to which you can pins the, in this case, patch.

I could be off-base and not get the jist of what you are displaying, like models of the ships represented by the patch, but that's how I have thought of displaying my patches.

I would love to see the pics.

Good luck

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Re: Hanging mission patches

Post by Tesral » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:57 pm

MSgtUSAFRet wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:56 pm
Nice tip!

I might have suggested an enclosed shadow box; similar to what you might see in a sports bar for jersey.

They usually come with a foam or material covered back to which you can pins the, in this case, patch.

I could be off-base and not get the jist of what you are displaying, like models of the ships represented by the patch, but that's how I have thought of displaying my patches.
No wall space left. Otherwise, sure.



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Re: Hanging mission patches

Post by Tesral » Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:15 pm

Now with pictures!

Please forgive my dusty shelves.
patchs2.jpg
And a close up of the hanging system. I'm surprised this came out as I was holding the camera over my head.
patchs1.jpg
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Re: Hanging mission patches

Post by jkb-1 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:28 pm

When you said you attached the needle to the top magnet, I didn't think you meant just laying it on! Go neodynium magnets!

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Re: Hanging mission patches

Post by Tesral » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:44 pm

jkb-1 wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:28 pm
When you said you attached the needle to the top magnet, I didn't think you meant just laying it on! Go neodynium magnets!
Steel straight pins why get fancy?
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