Desmond’s California motorcycle cap

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272132419240

This vintage cap was made in the 1940s by Maler and sold by Desmond’s of Southern California. The body is wool, with a seal brown visor and strap. ┬áIt is a size 7-1/8.

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Denim 8 panel cap

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401054197114

This vintage eight panel work cap was made from denim, with unlined construction, taped seams and a brim with concentric stitching for rigidity. With an absence of a snap on the brim, and a plastic rivet to the center inside, I’m leaning toward a date of manufacture in the 1960s, though the proportions and small button on top give it a very passable ’30s look. The cap best fits between a 7-1/8 and 7-1/4.

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1920s Extra Quality eight pleat flat cap

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This vintage cap was made in the 1920s – early 1930s and is marked “Extra Quality”. It is made of heavy mackinaw wool, with a one piece, eight pleat design, herringbone and fur lined earflaps and a snap brim. This type of cap is typical of fall/winter workwear caps of that era, and it is rare to find one in this large size and in wearable condition.

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1920s leather flight cap

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This vintage flight helmet was made in the 1920s. It is made of leather, with a two contrast color racing stripes down the middle. It has snap-down tabs to hold your goggles. The snaps are from the United States Fastener Company, with merged with Carr Fastener in 1929 to form United Carr, so the hardware dates from before this merger, helping to date the helmet. It it stamped a size medium, and a style 113. It measures 20″ in circumference.

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