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Contracts for US Navy cloth jackets

Carl

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If anyone has a list of contracts/makers of any of the cloth jackets worn between 41-46 ? I will ne more than happy to post the details for these .Sort of a an early Christmas pressie to the group !
Carl
 

Geeboo

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does it include deck jacket eg: NXss 9387 - there are no makers name in the original tag, just a contract name & size - what other info. could you provide for these USN cloth jackets ?
 

Carl

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does it include deck jacket eg: NXss 9387 - there are no makers name in the original tag, just a contract name & size - what other info. could you provide for these USN cloth jackets ?
I can look through makers of known USN jackets to see if any of the deck jacket contract numbers show up .
Details provided would be contract award date / completion months and values of each contract

Carl
 

Geeboo

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not an official list from books or documents but just by accumulation of my own database so might not be complete
 

Geeboo

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Enclosed is a summary of M421a contract & its variant/ successors.
The contract column was added from your input in your last thread.
All my findings are photo backed. For unclear-ness in the photo I have put a "?" besides.
After your input of date, some "rarer" contract jkt's photos may be pulled out for further studies.
I have classified myself 2 pockets be M421a - 1st pattern, 3 pockets - 2nd pattern, 4 pockets - 3rd pattern -> your input of contract date might help sort out this myth.
I also remark the use of zipper in these jackets as a counter-guide to the period of these jackets - as the contract date are revealed, these might also be counter-checked as well.
Look forward to see the result.

M421a.jpg
 

Carl

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ok , this is what i have from my lists .
  1. Willis & Geiger NOS 290 $3140 k 3/1942 - 10/1943
  2. Popular Mfg NOS 420 $438 k 3/1942 - 2/1943
  3. Gordon &Ferguson NOS 2366 $945 k 3/1942 - 8/1943
  4. David Doniger NXS 12549 $53k 9/1942 - 6/1943
  5. Drybank NOS 1404 $2751 k 3/1942 -6/1944
  6. " " XSS 16683 $162 k 10/1942 -7/1944
  7. " " N288S 29830 $68 k 3/1945 - 9/1945
  8. H&L Block NXS 5134 $820 k 5/1942 - 8/1942
  9. Berkray 288XSA $199 k 3/1945 - 8/1945
Figures quoted are in Thousands of Dollars .
While looking up these contracts , i have found a maker of an N1 jacket , is that information of any help ??

Please feel free to use this information but please do give credit .

Carl
 

Geeboo

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Tks Carl.
N1 is definitely interesting. Pls post what is it about ?
Q; for 288s & 383s , there is a number following the 288s & 383s from different makers, does 288s regard as 1 whole contract ? & what does the following number mean or be classified ?
Does 383s fall outside of your info system ?
So a DryPak 3 pocket 1404 be regarded the SAME contract as another DryPak 3 pocket 1404A ? - the same thing, 2/3 pocket happened to contract 5134

Drybak.jpg
 
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Geeboo

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Hi Carl,
I want to know the details of this particular contract as it does not fit into the normal numbering of say, NXss 12345 system. Tks
NAF 1168-40
NXs - 1404
 

Carl

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@Geeboo im sorry but all i know is what is written down on the lists i have :(

I have noticed the lettering codes are slightly different , but not being a Navy collector im lost with their system im afraid .
Sorry i cant help further .

I will do some more research into the N1 jackets

Carl
 

dmar836

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Carl, Any contract info on dungarees? IIRC the markings on the work uniforms don’t list manufacturer on the Navy stuff.
Dave
 

Carl

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Carl, Any contract info on dungarees? IIRC the markings on the work uniforms don’t list manufacturer on the Navy stuff.
Dave
Dave , its going to be a long shot , as im sure your quite aware the list is huge !! It will be more by luck than judgment that i find anything as the descriptions used in the list are so very very vague ! :(.
If we knew any manufacturer of anything and it was above $50k in value there would be a good chance of finding info for just about anything ! And yes that means from toilet roll to Gasoline and tents to drawing pins !! .
C
 
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