This vintage fedora was custom made in the 1940s by Frank McLoud & Son of 134 N. 9th Street, Reading, PA. It is made from brown fur felt with a mid-width ribbon and a raw edge brim. The brim measures 2-13/16″ wide and 5-3/8″ tall.
This vintage overcoat was made in the 1930s and was sold by William H. Wanamaker of 1217-19 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, a high end men’s store. It is a classic Chesterfield style overcoat, with a double breasted cut, downward sloping peak lapels, a 2×4 closure, breast pocket and velvet collar.
This vintage deposit bag was made between 1928 and 1932 for the Elizabethtown Trust Company of Elizabethtown, PA. It is datable by its rare transitional Hookless zipper. These dual-branded zips were produced from ’28 to ’32 during a period where the Hookless Fastener Company of Meadville, PA had changed the name of their product from Hookless to Talon, but kept their company name on the slider. The company would change their name to Talon to match the name of their product in 1937. This is an early example of the transitional slider design, and has the full range of patents on the back, 3-20-17, 10-16-17, 11-25-19, 10-13-25, and 12-22-25.
This vintage bank bag was made by Rifkin with their 1932 patent Arcolock. This is an early variant with a rare no-hole Talon zipper with D stops on the end. Earlier examples are made of canvas, while this one feels like a heavyweight nylon. Talon switched to a solid stop from the D-Stop in the 1950s, and Rifkin switched to a design with a windowed slot later on, so I would put the manufacture of this to the mid 1940s.
This vintage overcoat was custom tailored in November of 1951 for a Mr. Leon E Nark of Hershey, Pennsylvania. The coat is a classic double breasted style with 3×6 buttoning and a belted back. The coat is half lined, and has cuffed sleeves, pick stitched lapels and flapped patch pockets. The fabric is wool but feels like it may be a blend with cashmere.
Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 47″