B-15/15A

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  1. mrchina

    mrchina Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    Is there a list somewhere here of B-15/B-15A manufacturers?
    Regards,
    Don
     
  2. Carl

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    As i have been reliably informed , the book "FULL GEAR" has a list of "known" contracts for jackets and flight suits .
    I have a full list of contracts awarded by the US goverment for the war effort from 40 -45 . Albeit any contract over $50k in value .
    Any contract less than that amount was deemed as not important .
     
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  3. mrchina

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    Thanks for the information. My "Full Gear' copy is long gone.
    Regards,
    Don
     
  4. Carl

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    Thats a shame Don :(.
    Im in desperate need of a copy or scans of a few pages of it !
     
  5. Carl

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    Mrchina , i know of a few contracts for the B15 , i would be surprised if it was the full list though , but it might help ?
    Aeroleather Clothing
    Arnoff
    Ben Greenholtz
    Berk-Ray
    Berlin Glove
    Dann Clothing
    Ellis Coat
    Excel Garment
    HLB
    Hudson Garment
    LSL Garment
    Moda Coat
    Reed Products
    Fitzwell Sportswear
    W&C clothing
    Werber Sportswear
     
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  6. mrchina

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    Hi Carl,
    The information you provided is very helpful. Thank you very much, I appreciate it.
    Regards,
    Don
     
  7. Carl

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    Update on the previous list Don ,
    Felt Novelty
    Bobrich
    Metro Sportswear
    Goodwear
    Superior Togs
     
  8. mrchina

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    Hi Carl,
    Thanks for the updated information. I did come across a list of B-15/B-15A makers on this forum and for the life of me, cannot find it again. My coconut is unclear this morning.
    Regards,
    Don
     
  9. Carl

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    I just received some scans of the FULL GEAR book data sheets on the B15 and B15a . Im sure member Roughwear will have posted them somewhere ?
     
  10. mrchina

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    I don't believe it was Andrew (Roughwear) although he did post a B-10 maker list which is very helpful.
    Regards,
    Don
     
  11. Peter Graham

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    Roughwear also made B-15A’s, and I don’t mean Andrew !
     
  12. Carl

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    Correct Peter !, i have one actually , that needs a new zip !!
     
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    I had one myself a number of years ago.
     
  14. Roughwear

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    Here are the lists from Full Gear for B-15 jackets/A-11 trousers and B-15a jackets and A-11A trousers.
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  15. Roughwear

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    I am sure Carl can add the production dates, quantities and costs from his contract resource sheets.
     
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  16. mrchina

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    Andrew,

    Thanks for posting the additional information.

    Regards,
    Don
     
  17. Carl

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    I have been through these contracts briefly , most of the numbers shown are order numbers not contract numbers .Maybe with a little bit of deduction order numbers could possibly be married up with contracts .
    Ill make it my job this weekend to delve deeper into this for you .

    Carl
     
  18. Carl

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    I have now found the contracts and figures etc on the B15 's A11's in the FULL GEAR list.

    Now working on the B15a list

    C
     
  19. Carl

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    So thats the B15 and B15a lists 99% complete , there could be some anomally with either the FULL GEAR list or my US Govt list .

    C
     

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