1950s Sears Hercules sheeplined work vest

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This vintage vest was made in the 1950s for Sears under their Hercules Outerwear workwear label. The style of the vest, with its cotton shell, high buttoning closure and sheepskin lining, is unchanged since the 1930s.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Length (Base of collar to hem): 22-1/2″

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1910s Tryon’s Buffalo Brand hunting vest 2

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This vintage vest was made in the 1910s by the Edward K. Tryon company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania under the Buffalo Brand label. It is made of dark canvas. Edward K Tryon was founded in 1811 and survived through to 1964. They were located at 815 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, and used the “Buffalo Brand” label in the 1910s-mid 1920s.

Chest (pit to pit): 21-1/2″ (doubled = 43″)

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1910s Tryon’s Buffalo Brand hunting vest

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This vintage vest was made in the 1910s by the Edward K. Tryon company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania under the Buffalo Brand label. It is made of dark canvas. Edward K Tryon was founded in 1811 and survived through to 1964. They were located at 815 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, and used the “Buffalo Brand” label in the 1910s-mid 1920s.

Chest (pit to pit): 20-3/4″ (doubled = 41-1/2″)

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1930s Drybak half moon hunting vest

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This vintage hunting vest was made in the 1930s by Drybak. It is a half-moon sleeveless jacket style, with large cargo pockets on the front and rear, and the “half moon” front entry to the buttoned internal game pouch.

Chest (pit to pit): 21-1/2″ (doubled = 43″)
Length (base of collar to hem): 25″

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1970s puffer trucker down vest

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This vintage vest was made in the 1970s and was covered by its original owner in a variety of patches, from trucker patches to circus ones.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 16″
Length (base of collar to hem): 24-1/2″

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1920s Gem Hunting Vest

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This vintage hunting vest was made by the Gem Shirt Company of Dayton, Ohio in the 1910s-1920s. The Gem Shirt Co. was founded c.1888, and diversified into canvas hunting clothes in the early part of the 20th century, innovating the usage of lined waterproof game bags. They were a high end maker at the time, making their products from an excellent grade of cotton canvas duck. They ceased production by the 1920s. It has corduroy shotgun shell pockets, ring backed buttons branded with the Gem logo, and a yellow on black label.

Tagged size: 42
Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Length: 23-1/2″

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1910s Bird Jones Kenyon hunting vest

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This vintage vest was made in the 1910s by Duxbak. It has their early pre 1915 label, featuring the Bird, Jones & Kenyon script and Cravenette Rain Proof logo. The vest has a six button front and a buckle back. The buckle is the type used with a 1906 patent date on later Duxbak vests, but it is an early production version, without the patent number or date.

Tagged size: 42
Chest (pit to pit): 20″ (doubled = 40″)

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