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Lou Chinal
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posted 04-08-2010 08:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lou Chinal   Click Here to Email Lou Chinal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know the story behind the Mercury 7 symbol? Can it be used legally in a patch? Do I have to get permission and from whom?

KSCartist
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posted 04-09-2010 06:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lou, as far as I know it was the first "Astronaut Pin" used for cufflinks and lapel pins by the Original 7.

As for use, I guess it would depend on the context. My Mercury Commemorative has been well received even by families of the Original guys.

I look forward to seeing your patch.

Harald Kraenzel
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posted 04-09-2010 09:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Harald Kraenzel   Click Here to Email Harald Kraenzel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do you think of such patches?

Lou Chinal
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posted 04-09-2010 12:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lou Chinal   Click Here to Email Lou Chinal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Harald, I have both patches of front of me right now. I like the symbol, but hate the colors. Anyone out there have any thoughts?

Harald Kraenzel
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posted 04-09-2010 04:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Harald Kraenzel   Click Here to Email Harald Kraenzel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Lou Chinal:
...Anyone out there have any thoughts?

Great would be a 4 inch fully embroidered patch having a navy blue background and maybe a light gray symbol.

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