1930s Canvas Backpack

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made in the 1930s. It is made of canvas, with taped seams, heavy webbing straps, riveted to the bag, and with a buckle closure on one side to make taking the bag off and putting it on easier. There is a zippered pocket with an early style round hole Talon zipper, a re-tooling of earlier Hookless dies. The name Robert Brunelle is written inside the top of the bag.

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1950s Korean War Moneybelt

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This vintage money belt was made in the 1950s. These were popular with US servicemen for keeping money and other personal objects safe. This one was used by a L.O. Lemon, and has a Japanese bell shaped zipper which takes stylistic cues from pre-war Talon zippers.

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1930s-1940s canvas moneybelt

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This vintage moneybelt was made in the 1930s-early 1940s. The style of pin-lock zipper with flat pull and symmetrical D shaped stops was more typical of mid-1930s manufacture, but from the period demand, I would guess this dates from the early part of WWII. It is made of canvas, with leather reinforcement and a selvedge webbing waistband.

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1920s-1930s Hookless zipper boot ashtray

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BF Goodrich introduced the Zipper Boot in 1923. It was one of the earliest successful uses of the Hookless Slide Fastener. The fastener became so inseparable from the boot in these early years that the boot’s name, the Zipper came to be the generic term for what had previously been called the Hookless slide fastener. This ashtray depicts the early version of the boot, from about 1924, which features the no-hole version of the Hookless fastener.

 

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A period advertisement for Hookless, showing a close-up view of the type of fastener depicted on this ashtray.  Ad shown for descriptive purposes, and is not included with the ashtray.

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