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Author Topic:   Mercury AstroChimp (Enos, Ham) mission patches
dmash4077
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From: Prattville Al
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posted 06-30-2007 02:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dmash4077   Click Here to Email dmash4077     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was wondering if anybody knows anything about a patch for "Enos The Chimp"?

dtemple
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posted 06-30-2007 03:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dtemple   Click Here to Email dtemple     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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
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posted 06-30-2007 03:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dmash4077   Click Here to Email dmash4077     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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.

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posted 06-30-2007 03:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gator   Click Here to Email Gator     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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
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posted 07-01-2007 10:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for butch wilks   Click Here to Email butch wilks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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
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posted 11-17-2012 06:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for perineau   Click Here to Email perineau     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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
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posted 11-17-2012 11:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for The Snork     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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
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posted 11-18-2012 02:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for perineau   Click Here to Email perineau     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for posting that - I didn't know an "Enos" patch existed as well

perineau
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posted 05-01-2013 12:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for perineau   Click Here to Email perineau     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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!

Liembo
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posted 05-01-2013 01:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Snork:
...probably just a souvenir patch like this
That version is much better than this remake version, which looks more like "ZOMBIE 7".

perineau
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posted 05-02-2013 08:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for perineau   Click Here to Email perineau     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for posting that, but it was the Ham the chimp Mercury 2 patch that I was asking about...

dogcrew5369
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posted 05-06-2013 10:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good grief! Terrible chimp on that patch. Looks like Boris Karloff instead of Enos. Creepiest patch I've ever seen.

perineau
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posted 09-25-2013 02:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for perineau   Click Here to Email perineau     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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
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posted 10-26-2013 10:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for perineau   Click Here to Email perineau     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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!

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