Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Lehigh Valley "Liberty Lady" Pin by Eric von Aschwege

Mystery has long shrouded the carved and inlayed figures found on arms built in the Lehigh Valley region and occasionally eastern Berks county.  Is it a woman with a hat?  A Native American figure?  Many now believe that the figure represents the "Lady Liberty", who symbolizes the revolution and freedom. 

This design was modeled referencing two different inlays on original Lehigh Valley rifles by Herman Rupp.  The model was first made in brass. This pin is produced in pewter, with a tumbled finish, made 100% in the USA by a small family owned environmentally responsible company.  Each pin is individually packaged and displayed on an attractive figured maple pattern background.  Dimensions are 1 1/4" x 5/8". 

Copy and photo supplied by Eric von Aschwege.

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