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|dmash4077||I was wondering if anybody knows anything about a patch for "Enos The Chimp"?|
|dtemple||This patch I believe to have been produced by Randy Hunt. He sells a variety of reproduction patches as well as patches designed by him (or someone anyway) such as the "Banana 7" patch. |
This patch is no more official than any of the souvenir Mercury patches available today. If you like the patch, then you got a good deal. If you thought it was an original Project Mercury era patch, then you did not.
Evidently, this patch is an example of one bought from him, then resold. Unfortunately, the information on the source of the patch was lost by the time it got to the eBay seller from whom you bought it.
That is going to happen with Hunt's reproduction patches, too. I know because I have seen them offered by secondary owners who knew nothing about the patches.
|dmash4077||Thanks! I just like the patch, I didn't think that it was Mercury era. I had just never seen it before... Good addition then. Thanks for the info.|
|Gator||Just to clarify one point on the Mercury 5 patch. I originally had it made just because there was no patch for Enos out there. |
The person selling them now on eBay didn't get them from me. To my knowledge he or someone else has had them remade and are selling them now.
|butch wilks||As a side note to the Enos the chimp patch, I have a Mercury 2 "Ham the Chimp" patch that that I got off Randy. The two patches make a good looking pair.|
|perineau||Does anyone have a photo of a Mercury-Redstone 2 "Ham the Chimp" patch? I heard it exists, but... (continuing my ongoing curiosity for oddball patches). Thanks for any help!|
Editor's note: Threads merged.
|The Snork||Since the first official patch (that wasn't a flag, meatball, or Name tag) was Gemini 5. Any thing prior to that is probably just a souvenir patch like this:|
|perineau||Thanks for posting that - I didn't know an "Enos" patch existed as well|
|perineau||Does anyone have a scan of the Mercury MR-2 Ham the Chimp patch? (I don't make or sell patches, it's for a history project on humor and the space program). Any help would be most appreciated!|
quote: That version is much better than this remake version, which looks more like "ZOMBIE 7".
Originally posted by The Snork:
...probably just a souvenir patch like this
|perineau||Thanks for posting that, but it was the Ham the chimp Mercury 2 patch that I was asking about...|
|dogcrew5369||Good grief! Terrible chimp on that patch. Looks like Boris Karloff instead of Enos. Creepiest patch I've ever seen.|
|perineau||Does anyone have a scan of the Mercury 2 Ham the Chimp patch? It's for a history project about space patches and humor. Thanks for your help!|
|perineau||Has anyone seen a photo of a patch for MR-2 with Ham the Chimp ? (It's NOT to copy the patch, I'm just trying to find a photo to complete a text about space age humor from the 60s). Thanks for any help!|