the G-1 contracts

Discussion in 'General Flight Jacket Discussion' started by Anonymous, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. Anonymous

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    Wonder if anyone knows if there is a list of all the contracts and makers who made the G-1 jacket.
     
  2. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Yes several of us here do. They are all in the Japanese book-Full Gear, an invaluable work of reference for the collector!
     
  3. HackerF15E

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    Is it any different than the list that's been posted here on VLJ more than once?

     
  4. deeb7

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    Yes, it's more accurate, and the contracts are dated. and listed in sequence.
     
  5. bazelot

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    THta's a great list. Any chance we can get the manufacture dates with that?
     
  6. Roughwear

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    The dates are all in Full Gear. I would recommend buying it.
     
  7. Anonymous

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    wow cool
     
  8. Anonymous

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    Can anyone post the cover of this book? to help find it?

    Is it the one with Marylin Monroe on the cover?
     
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    There's also a seller in Germany from which I bought the book, fast shipping !
     
  11. rocco74

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    have you a site name or other ? thank you
     
  12. Dr H

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    Does this cover the A-1 as well? Any images/info therein?
    Thanks
     
  13. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Ian, Sadly there are only two pages on the A-1 depicting b&w photos along with two contracts, one from 1928 and the other from 1931.
     
  14. Anonymous

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    Anyone can help with the corresponding years on this list?

    thanks & regards
     
  15. deeb7

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    Here's one in Sweden, Rocco ...

    http://www.mrmuddandmrgold.com/en/categ ... othes.html
     
  16. jschare

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    Wikipedia has information on the dates of some of the manufacturers. The address is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G-1_military_flight_jacket And here is what it says:
    The military specifications under which the naval flight jackets were made, in the order of latest to earliest, are

    MIL-J-7823E(AS) 1971,
    MIL-J-7823D(WP) 1966,
    MIL-J-7823C (WEP) 1962,
    MIL-J-7823B(WEP)1960,
    MIL-J-7823A(AER) 1961,
    MIL-J-7823(AER) 1951,
    55J14 (AER) 1947,
    AN-J3A 1943,
    AN 6552 1943,
    M-422A 1940,
    M-422 1940

    The first Navy designation of "G-1" came under the 55J14 specification.

    The earlier jackets are generally considered to be of higher quality than the post-Vietnam era jackets as the earlier jackets were constructed of goatskin and had a real mouton collar. Current model issue jackets (although there are exceptions) are constructed of cowhide and have a synthetic collar.

    The makers of the Navy's jackets of the above specifications, in rough chronological order from the current supplier to pre-WWII include:

    PHARR BRAND NAME APPAREL (2004-current supplier),
    EXCELLED SHEEPSKIN & LEATHER COAT CO., 1999–2004,
    SCHOTT BROS., INC., 1998,
    COOPER SPORTSWEAR MFG. CO., INC, 1989–1996,
    BRILL BROS., INC., 1968–1987,
    ORCHARD M/C DIST. INC., 1986,
    FERGUSON OF OKLAHOMA, 1976,
    IMPERIAL LEATHER & SPORTSWEAR INC., 1976,
    IMPERIAL FASHIONS, INC., 1974,
    THE MARTIN LANE CO., INC., 1968–1969,
    GREGORY SPORTSWEAR INC., 1967,
    IRVIN B. FOSTER SPTSWEAR CO., 1962–1963,
    STAR SPORTSWEAR MFG. CORP., 1964–1967,
    IRVIN B.FOSTER&SONS SPORTSWEAR CO., INC., 1961,
    RALPH EDWARDS SPORTSWEAR, 1961–1964,
    BREIER OF AMSTERDAM, INC., 1960,
    CALIFORNIA SPORTSWEAR COMPANY, 1960,
    CAGLECO SPORTSWEAR, 1957,
    J.A.DUBOW SPORTING GOODS CORP.,
    WERBER SPORTSWEAR, INC.,
    A. PRITZKER & SONS, INC.,
    AVIATORS CLOTHING CO., INC.,
    B.-G. INC.,
    STAR SPORTSWEAR MFG.CO. LYNN, MASS.,
    BURJAC SPORTSWEAR INC.,
    L.W.FOSTER SPORTSWEAR CO.INC.,
    ARNOFF MFG. COMPANY,
    AMERICAN SPORTSWEAR CO.,
    BOGEN & TENENBAUM,
    EDMUND T.CHURCH CO. INC.,
    FRIED, OSTERMAN CO.,
    GORDON & FERGUSON CO.,
    H.&L. BLOCK,
    WILLIS AND GEIGER INC.,
    Monarch Mfg. Company.

    For a very brief period from 1979 until early 1981, issuance of the G-1 to new USN, USMC and USCG flight crew personnel (i.e., officer flight students and newly-designated enlisted Naval Aircrewman) was discontinued as a budgetary economy action, with those personnel being issued summer weight green Nomex flight jackets identical to those issued to their .S. Air Force counterparts. Replacement of worn out G-1 jackets for extant Naval Aviation personnel was also discontinued during this period. This action was reversed by Secretary of the Navy action in early 1981 and those USN, USMC and USCG flight crew personnel who had not receive G-1 jackets were issued one retroactively.

    Modifications to USN, USMC and USCG uniform regulations in the 1990s reduced the type and number of permissible insignia on the G-1, but concurrently permitted wear of the G-1 jacket off base with service uniforms.

    Commercial versions of the jacket have been available on the consumer market. Official military suppliers which also sold similar spec jackets to the public include Cockpit USA, Cooper Sportswear, Orchard M/C, Brill Bros, Schott and Excelled. As of 2010 Orchard M/C was still selling 1986 MIL-labeled jackets to the general public. These are new production and come in goatskin and cowhide varieties stamped USN, USCG or USMC. Premium jackets are offered by many companies including Lost Worlds, Gibson and Barnes, and Eastman. L.L.Bean is also selling a mouton insulated version.
     
  17. rocco74

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    thank you deeb. :cool:
     
  18. deeb7

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    The M-422 A amendment was dated October 1941, so that would make it FY 1942 ... also the list has the 7823B as preceding the 7823A.
     
  19. Anonymous

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    Is the absence of MIL-J-7823E
    in the below
    NONE ON TAG BRILL BROS., INC. DLA100-87-C-0739

    evidence that this Brill Bros jacket was not mil spec?

    Also, anyone knows if the G-1 is made exclusively from goatskin, or cowhide "printed" (pressed) with goatskin pattern still qualifies?

    Appreciate yours,
     
  20. deeb7

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    DLA100-87-C-0739 ... evidence that this Brill Bros jacket was not mil spec?

    No, that's okay ... it's a legitimate contract number.

    Also, anyone knows if the G-1 is made exclusively from goatskin, or cowhide "printed" (pressed) with goatskin pattern still qualifies?

    Yes, some later jackets were cowhide.
     

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