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Posted By: Dave Bock on: 06/18/2002 09:54:12 CDT
Subject: RE: A Flag Size Question - Puzzled

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Myer Manual 1877 pages 201-202:

There are in the Regulation Signal Equipment three kinds of signal flags--the white, the red, and the black.; and three sizes of flags--the "six-foot," "four-foot," and "two-foot," or action flag. In the "Service Set" four-foot flags only are furnished.

The signal-staff consists of four joints, each four feet long fitted iwth ferules to join to each other joint by joint, and so to furnish a staff of greater or less length. They are known as the first, second, third and fourth joints. The third joint is tipped with brass is that to which the torch is attached for night-signals.

For the "Service-set" there are three joints, the torch attaching to the second.

The equipment thus admits of four styles of using the flag apparatus: 1st. A single joint of the staff with the "action-flag," for short distances. 2nd. Two joints of the staff, with either the "four-foot" or the "action-flag." 3rd. Three joints of the staff with either the "six-foot" or "four-foot." Four joints, or the whole staff, with either the "four-foot" or the "six-foot flag," for greater distances.

Where it is difficult to attract attention, two flags are sometimes used together on the whole shaft.

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