This vintage coat was made by the A&N Trading Co of 8th and D St. NW Washington DC in the 1930s, either for the Army or the Civilian Conservation Corps. It is the rare early variant of the army shawl collar mackinaw, made from OD wool, with a double breasted closure, belted waist, and epaulettes. In keeping with the early pattern, and typical of work mackinaws of this period, the coat is unlined.
This vintage parka was made in the 1950s. It is nearly identical to a B-9 parka, but with a civilian “Parka” label instead of the military contract label. Somewhat unusually, it has French made Emar zippers.
These vintage zippers were made in the 1940s. They are heavy duty, with two-way teeth, developed for the army during WWII, and a spring loaded, pin lock slider. The tape measures 10-3/4″, the teeth track measures 7-1/2″.