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Rory Schultz

Active Member
I need your opinion on this jacket guys. The seller says it is 1930's French made, the zipper has no name but a square of dots on the puller. Does this look period and authentic? The label says Byron and Co. Paris....but anyone can sew on a label post years.

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Rory Schultz

Active Member
What? No one is going to help identify this jacket for me? I am trying to figure out if this authentic so as to purchase or not.
 

Flightengineer

Well-Known Member
Thanks friends.
But on this type of plane's parts in real never painted any art.
It's engine cowl flap (and that flew a lot).





I don't want to draw anything on it, it is beautiful as it is.
It stand back on my desktop, and I like that it is simply polished and how the models on my table is reflected in it, which from time to time I change from one to another.



It surprised me that despite this flap spent many hours in the sky, when I washed it on the back side with the partner number, the Douglas Aircraft factory decal from the 1940s good preserved.


 

Flightengineer

Well-Known Member
Did you do the polish job?
Yes.This time re-polished by myself (it faded a little for two years). First time we did this together with my friend in his workshop. Together with him, we polished my blade from the C-47 also.
But unlike the blade, this flap was easily polished. This is just a piece of skin. The blade is much more difficult to polish because of its complex shape.
 

ausreenactor

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Good thought my friend, but I can’t live so long o_O :D
We have the Bismarck and Terminator publications getting advertised. One part each week. Well over $2000 to knock them all together, over a period of four years or something like that...

How do you eat an Elephant? One bite at a time..
 
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