Chevrons

Object Number: 
INV.7472wx
Date: 
1918-1940
Medium: 
Wool, cotton
Dimensions: 
largest: 5 3/8 x 3 1/4 x 1/8 in. ( 13.7 x 8.3 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Two olive felt patches with chevrons at top; one has three olive chevrons and a curved stripe at bottom; other has two brown chevrons; both have a gold thread benzol ring in center of two crossed retorts.
Gallery Label: 
These chevrons were worn by members of the U.S. Army Chemical Weapons Service on the upper sleeves of their uniform jackets. Two chevrons indicate a corporal, and three a sergeant.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Henry O. Havemeyer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group