Red Head Brand half-moon vest

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This vintage vest was made in the 1930s by Red Head Brand.  It is made from canvas with shotgun shell pockets, a breast pocket, large buttoned cargo pockets and two inside pockets.
 
Tagged size: 44

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)

Length: 28″

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L.M. Weed Co. Duxbak hunting vest

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This vintage vest was made in the 1910s-1920s by the L.M. Weed Company of Binghampton, New York under their DryBak label. It is made of high quality canvas with a six button front, closed bottomed shotgun shell pockets and a cinch back.

Chest (pit to pit): 19″ (doubled = 38″)

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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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1920s The 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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1930s Red Head half-moon hunting vest

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This vest was made in the 1930s by Red Head Brand, a high end maker of hunting and outdoorsman’s garments. This style has come to be known as a half-moon hunting vest, after the shape of its pass through pockets into the game pouch. Period advertisements generally referred to this style as a sleeveless jacket rather than as a vest. This one has pleated, flapped patch pockets on the front, as well as two patch pockets on the lining. The half-moons pass through to the roomy internal game pocket, which closes with a button.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Length: 27″

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Western Field Hunting Vest

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This hunting vest was sold by Montgomery Ward under their house brand “Western Field”. It is made of canvas, and has a rear external game bag, a plaid lining, and a serval zipper. There are two large bellows pockets on the front, and elasticized pockets for sixteen shotgun shells.

Chest (pit to pit): 24-1/2″ (doubled = 49″)
Length: 24″

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