V for Victory WWII tie

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271679934322

This vintage tie was made in the 1940s. It is a green plaid with a white overcheck. The tie was silkscreened with white Vs for Victory and the dot dot dot dash morse code for the letter V (also Bethoven’s 5th). It measures3-1/2″ wide and 48″ long.

edit v

Early 1930s money belt with Kwik Zipper

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271662212583
This vintage money belt was made in the early 1930s. It is made of leather, with a snapped pocket, and a larger zipped pouch. The zipper is an early 1930s Kwik, made under patents no. 1814244, granted in 1931, patent no. 1752111, granted in 1930 and 1761385, granted in 1930. The snap is an early United Carr and the buckle has a nicely detailed design. The puller on the pin-lock Kwik is obviously influenced by Hookless zips of the same era.

 photo IMG_0059.jpg

 photo IMG_0060.jpg

 photo IMG_0064-1.jpg

 photo IMG_0072.jpg

 photo IMG_0061.jpg

 photo IMG_0062.jpg

 photo IMG_0063.jpg

 photo IMG_0070.jpg

 photo IMG_0069.jpg

1917 Hookless Zipper- The first production zipper

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281479010615
This vintage money belt was made in 1917 or early 1918. It is khaki colored canvas, with a three compartment zippered pouch and a waist belt. These were generally advertised to servicemen during WWI, and were one of the earliest applications of the then brand-new Hookless fastener. The zipper on this one is the earliest production model produced by Hookless, produced under patent no. 1219881, applied for in 1914 and granted in 1917. An improved model came out later in 1917, narrowing the dating of this model down significantly. These early sliders were intricate, and were simplified significantly in later versions. The stop at the end of the zip is made from unstamped teeth, unlike later versions, where this was a specialized component. The buckle on the belt was made by Adjusta and was patented in 1912, and on January 27, 1914.

 photo IMG_0003-1.jpg

 photo IMG_0013-2.jpg

 photo 1917patent.png

 photo IMG_0008-2.jpg

 photo IMG_0007-3.jpg

 photo IMG_0066-1.jpg

 photo IMG_0067-1.jpg

 photo IMG_0064-1.jpg

 photo IMG_0065-1.jpg

 photo IMG_0068-1.jpg

1930s Canvas Messenger Bag with Talon Grommet zippers

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271640985218
This vintage canvas messenger bag was made in the late 1920s-early 1930s. It is made of lightweight green canvas, now faded. It has a single button closure flap, a divided interior and a strap with a D ring adjustment At some point, the original owner, a Mr. R.G. Pease, decided that he wanted a zipper top to make the contents of the bag more secure and added a zipper top. Instead of adding a closed end zipper that you would normally use on bags, he added two separable bottomed jacket zippers, with the early grommet bottomed stopbox and double hinge, pinlock, round holed slider, folding the separable end of the zippers to the inside of the bag.

 photo editbag1.jpg

 photo IMG_0040.jpg

 photo IMG_0041.jpg

 photo IMG_0044-1.jpg

 photo IMG_0045-1.jpg

 photo IMG_0047-1.jpg

 photo IMG_0048-1.jpg

 photo IMG_0051.jpg

 photo IMG_0056.jpg

 photo IMG_0058.jpg

 photo IMG_0059-1.jpg

 photo IMG_0061-1.jpg

1920s Wright and Ditson canvas tennis bag

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271593818029
This vintage canvas bag was mad by Wright & Ditson. It fastens at the end with a Talon Hookless fastener. At this point, the product was still known as Hookless, while the product was known as Talon. This has the transitional pull design which bears both the Hookless and the Talon names, with patent dates 3-20-17, 10-16-17, 11-25-19, 10-13-25, and 12-22-25 on the back . Consistent with this early date, the slider is unmarked and the end has D shaped stoppers. The ball pouch on the front of the bag has a Greek key trim patterned snap, made by the United States Fastener company, which merged in 1929 with Carr to form United Carr. This hardware pre-dates that merger, which puts the dating of this bag somewhere in the 1926-1930 range. The bag was originally owned by Elmer Giesick of Billings, Montana.

 photo IMG_0129.jpg

 photo IMG_0130.jpg

 photo IMG_0121-1.jpg

 photo IMG_0123-1.jpg

 photo IMG_0125.jpg

 photo IMG_0116-1.jpg

 photo IMG_0117-2.jpg

 photo IMG_0119-1.jpg

 photo IMG_0120-2.jpg

 photo IMG_0115-1.jpg

 photo IMG_0126.jpg

 photo IMG_0127.jpg