1910s Tryon’s Buffalo Brand hunting vest

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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1900s Tiger Special hat

This vintage hat was made around the turn of the century by the B&K Company under the name, “The Tiger Special”. It was sold by N.L. Wann of Fairbury, Illinois. It appears that Wann was bought out in 1916 by a Mr. Lloyd Borngener. The hat has a curled brim and is creased with a center dent and widely spaced pinches. It has a narrow ribbon and is a size 7-1/8.

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1910s Flannel cutaway sack coat

This vintage jacket was made around 1910. It is made of white wool flannel, with a dramatic cutaway, unvented back, single button functional cuffs, mother of pearl buttons and a five button (3 functional) front. The shoulder seams are steeply back-slanted, the jacket is half-lined, and it has two steeply slanted internal breast pockets and an internal ticket pocket. I was told this was originally purchased in Big Timber, Montana, though there are no tags left in the jacket.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 15-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-3/4″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 31″

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1910s Bird Jones Kenyon hunting vest

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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1920s The Gem hunting vest

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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WWI army shirt

This vintage shirt was made for a soldier during WWI. It is made of coarse olive drab wool in a pullover style, with eyelets in the collar and reinforcements at the elbows, running down into the sleeve placket.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (Doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 16″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 22-1/2″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 29″

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