1917 Hookless Zipper- The first production zipper

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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.

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1930s Canvas Messenger Bag with Talon Grommet zippers

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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.

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1920s Wright and Ditson canvas tennis bag

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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.

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Hand painted 1940s ties

Vintage 1940s Wembley purple hand painted men’s necktie tie abstract
51″ long, 4″ wide
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Vintage 1940s hand painted figural gold mining mens necktie tie Towncraft Deluxe
This vintage tie was hand painted in California and was sold by Penney’s under the Towncraft Deluxe label. It has a mining/prospecting theme, with a pick, scale and bags of gold. It measures 53″ long and 5″ wide. It is made of an acetate and nylon blend.
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Vintage 1940s Mastercraft men’s hand painted necktie tie pirate treasure chest
This vintage tie was made in the 1940s by the Mastercrat Cravat Company, Inc. It is hand painted, with a pirate chest and fish theme. The tie is knot panned. It measures 4-1/4″ wide and 51″ long.
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Vintage 1950s Wembley acorn and oak tree men’s necktie swing tie red 1940s
This is a nice autumnal tie, eating from the early to mid 1950s. The background is of oak trees, with a print of acorns, leaves and cattails. 3-1/2″ wide, 51″ long
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Vintage 1940s Beau Brummell men’s necktie swing tie oak leaf acorn
This vintage necktie was made in the late 1940s by Beau Brummell (famously also the makers of Palm Beach Cloth neckties), and was sold by Tucker’s clothes shop of Anaconda, Montana. It measures 4-1/4″ wide and 52″ long.
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Vintage 1950s green Bob Tails square bottom men’s polka dot necktie swing tie
This vintage tie was made in the 1950s, and is an unusual wide square bottom design. It has a pattern of alternating spots and stripes. It measures 3-3/8″ wide and 54″ long
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Vintage 1940s hand painted men’s necktie brown tie cactus
An unusual hand painted pattern on this one. Looks to me like an abstracted cactus of some sort. 4-1/4″ wide, 54″ long.
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Vintage 1930s silk brocade men’s brown necktie unlined resilient construction
This vintage brocade tie has a repeating abstract organic pattern, in brown and white with a subtle blue accent. It measures 3-1/2″ wide and 48″ long.
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Vintage 1940s Hand Painted in California men’s necktie swing tie 1950s
This tie was hand tailored and hand painted in California. It measures 52-1/2″ long and 4″ wide
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Vintage 1950s Tropic Ties men’s hand painted deer head necktie swing tie
This vintage tie was made in the 1950s. Despite its distinctly woodsy subject matter, it was made by Tropic Ties, who specialized in hand painted neckwear. It measures 3″ wide and 50″ long
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Vintage 1940s Hand Painted in California men’s necktie swing tie Fashion Craft
This vintage tie was made in the 1940s by Fashion Craft Cravats and was sold by MacIntyre’s of Anaconda, Montana. It is hand painted, almost certainly in California, and was made using Resilient Construction. It looks as though it was intended to have been a knot planned model, as the back blade is a contrasting color, but the tie is constructed in such a way that it does not line up with the knot, regardless of the style of knot used. The tie measures 49″ long and 4-1/4″ wide.
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Vintage 1940s Hand Painted in California men’s necktie swing tie Manhattan
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Vintage 1940s Hand Painted in California men’s necktie swing tie Wembley
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1930s canvas saddlebags

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This vintage canvas bag was made in the 1930s. It has early talon zippers, with the D shaped stoppers at the top (before they switched to the solid metal stops in the ’40s) and a rare variant of the bell-shaped pull. The slider is of the plain-back style (no stampings) which was used in the early-mid 1930s. The end of the opening on the bag is leather reinforced. Unlike regular saddlebags, which are essentially two bags with a separate connection piece, these are a single, continuous bag, shaped roughly like a barbell. The ends are bucket-bottomed, and have drainage grommets both in the bottom and on both sides. The zippers open the entire bag and run vertically, as opposed to the horizontal openings usually seen on this type of bag. The heavy canvas started out life as a deep forest green, as can be seen in the last photograph, but has faded heavily over time. This is perfect for motorcycles or just as a rugged over-the shoulder carryall.

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