1950s Korean War Moneybelt

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This vintage money belt was made in the 1950s. These were popular with US servicemen for keeping money and other personal objects safe. This one was used by a L.O. Lemon, and has a Japanese bell shaped zipper which takes stylistic cues from pre-war Talon zippers.

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1930s-1940s canvas moneybelt

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This vintage moneybelt was made in the 1930s-early 1940s. The style of pin-lock zipper with flat pull and symmetrical D shaped stops was more typical of mid-1930s manufacture, but from the period demand, I would guess this dates from the early part of WWII. It is made of canvas, with leather reinforcement and a selvedge webbing waistband.

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Pre-War fantail talon zipper moneybelt

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This vintage money belt was made in the 1930s. It is canvas, with a mid-1930s fantail Talon in a no. 5 size (this design was also made in smaller no. 3). It has a d-ring buckle setup with a long waist strap, making it adjustable to a variety of waist sizes. The moneybelt has three divisions inside, two smaller, one larger.

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WWII RCAF leather moneybelt

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This vintage moneybelt was made during WWII for a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Most money-belts were constructed either like a fanny pack, with a compartment and a waist strap or like a standard trouser belt with a concealed pocket. This one is more like a motorcycle kidney belt in design (though not in thick leather), with decoratively punched and stitched RCAF flash on the back, zippered pockets on the sides and a double buckle closure up front. It has rare “Streamline” brand zippers.

Length (largest hole): 30-1/2″
Length (smallest hole): 28-3/4″

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Early 1930s money belt with Kwik Zipper

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This vintage money belt was made in the early 1930s. It is made of leather, with a snapped pocket, and a larger zipped pouch. The zipper is an early 1930s Kwik, made under patents no. 1814244, granted in 1931, patent no. 1752111, granted in 1930 and 1761385, granted in 1930. The snap is an early United Carr and the buckle has a nicely detailed design. The puller on the pin-lock Kwik is obviously influenced by Hookless zips of the same era.

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1917 Hookless Zipper- The first production zipper

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This vintage money belt was made in 1917 or early 1918. It is khaki colored canvas, with a three compartment zippered pouch and a waist belt. These were generally advertised to servicemen during WWI, and were one of the earliest applications of the then brand-new Hookless fastener. The zipper on this one is the earliest production model produced by Hookless, produced under patent no. 1219881, applied for in 1914 and granted in 1917. An improved model came out later in 1917, narrowing the dating of this model down significantly. These early sliders were intricate, and were simplified significantly in later versions. The stop at the end of the zip is made from unstamped teeth, unlike later versions, where this was a specialized component. The buckle on the belt was made by Adjusta and was patented in 1912, and on January 27, 1914.

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