1950s W.B. Place deerskin jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in Hartford, Wisconsin in the late 1950s-1960s by W.B. Place & Co, Deerskin Tanners, makers of Gloves and Jackets. It is made of deerskin in a classic utility jacket style. It has patch pockets, a square front and back yoke and a main Talon zipper.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 24-1/2″

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WB Place Deerskin Leather Jacket

 

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This vintage deerskin jacket was made by the W.B. Place company of Hartford, Wisconsin.  They were tanners- you sent them a deerskin, they tanned it and tailored it into a jacket or gloves.  This jacket has a classic design for this kind of leather, very outdoorsy, with a western yoked front and back, contrast leather stitching and fringe.  There are issues with the finish of the jacket, which seem more to do with the quality of the original tanning job than with wear.  There is wear just above the cuffs, where the owner rolled the sleeves under to shorten them.Chest: 23″Shoulder to Shoulder: 19″Sleeve: 25″    Photobucket

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