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Bill Nelson
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posted 04-25-2013 12:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill Nelson   Click Here to Email Bill Nelson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have seen references to how AB Emblem changed the way they make space patches sometime during the shuttle program years. Does anyone know when they made the changes to the way they embroider patches?

Liembo
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posted 04-25-2013 12:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am also curious if there are any embroidery companies out there that still use the same type of machines that A-B and others used in that era.

Go4Launch
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posted 04-26-2013 09:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Go4Launch   Click Here to Email Go4Launch     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe the change was made after STS-90 in 1998.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-01-2013 11:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kati Phelps at AB Emblem shares that based on their design numbers, the changeover from Schiffli to multihead equipment began with STS-87, then STS-92, STS-96 and forward. So AB Emblem started the transition in 1997.

Go4Launch
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posted 05-01-2013 11:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Go4Launch   Click Here to Email Go4Launch     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks that's interesting info, Robert. I do have STS-90 in both versions.

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