Cast brass with a die-stamped brass tongue disc. Well crafted plate with a convex curve showing signs of pre-war manufacturer by J. S. Smith & Sons of New York. The large wreath bears the distinctive Smith oak leaf pattern. Visible on the back are roman numerals cut into the belt loops and the wreath’s butter has been lathe-turned.
“American Military Belt Plates” by Michael J. Odonnell & Duncan Campbell, Pg. 222, Plate #340