1930s Carter and Churchill Profile hunting coat

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This vintage coat was made by the Carter & Churchill Co. of Lebanon, New Hampshire under their “Profile” label. It is made of red and black plaid mackinaw wool, with a button front, rounded collar, handwarmer pockets, patch breast and cargo pockets and an internal game pocket. It is half-lined for the game pouch, and unlined on the front. The cargo pocket has a set of shotgun shell pockets built in under the pocket flap. The game pouch does up with early style Talon chain zippers.

Carter and Churchill was founded in 1869 by William S. Carter, after leaving his uncle’s company, H.W. Carter & Sons. He was joined by Frank C. Churchill (former salesman for HW Carter), who would come to be the company’s treasurer. The company was headquartered in Lebanon, New Hampshire, with a plant at 15 Parkhurst Street. Starting in 1880, they produced clothing under the “Profile” label, named after the (former) New Hampshire rock formation, the Old Man of the Mountain. They registered that trademark in 1916. Early on, they were also producers of Lebanon Overalls, work shirts, mackinaws and coats. As the decades wore on, they dropped product lines to specialize in their ski clothing lines, which they continued producing into the 1990s, under the “Profile” name.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29-1/2″

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