Same year of his death, 1955.
I was 3 or so. He also wore a JC Penney Sportclad with a black lining.
I have a paper clip on one of my SGs the other two have Crowns
What year did the Star Glove label end?
Thanks, Just been thinking about something.Paper clips were used in the early '40s. When I restore garments for my local aviation museum, I saw many Paper clip zippers used in (talon, crown, and conmars) 40's military garments. In true honesty, as I stated before, Conmar made excellent #10 military zippers. Durability-wise, conmar and talons have it over spring-loaded crowns. Reliability-wise, the none spring crowns are in the same level as the conmar and talon. However, The strongest military paper clip Zipper I have ever seen is still RiRi#10 with the metal riveted ends and the super strong wide teeth Talons. Lastly, the 50's military garment industry saw a vast use of #10 zippers used in the American field jackets. Ideal, serval, and others produced excellent zippers that are still in working order despite 60 to 70 years of us.
thanks for all the responses, each piece adds up.