Eastman A2 Contract number ?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by mercs600, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. mercs600

    mercs600 New in Town

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    Hi I have a fantastic Eastman A-2 but I am finding the contract number extremely difficult to pin down !
    The details on the label are :- Dwg No 30-1415 Contract number 42-058361
    Was there such a contract number or is it just a made up one ?
     
  2. Paden

    Paden Vendor

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    You find all numbers in this forum, "WWII"

    Pre War Order Numbers

    32-485 Security Aviation Togs
    33-729 Werber Sportswear
    36-1112 P Werber Sportswear
    37-3891 P H.L.B. Corp.
    38-205 Werber Sportswear
    38-1711-P Aero Leather Clothing Co.Inc.
    39-2951 P Werber Sportswear
    Contract Numbers
    W535ac16159 Rough Wear Clothing Co.
    W535ac16160 Aero Leather Clothing Co.Inc.
    W535ac18091 Rough Wear Clothing Co.
    W535ac20960 J.A. Dubow Mfg. Co.
    W535ac21996 Aero Leather Clothing Co.Inc.
    W535ac23373 J.A. Dubow Mfg. Co.
    W535ac23377 Perry Sportswear.Inc.
    W535ac23378 Monarch Mfg. Co.
    W535ac23379 J.A. Dubow Mfg. Co.
    W535ac23380 Rough Wear Clothing Co.
    W535ac23381 Cooper Sportswear Mfg. Co.
    W535ac23382 Cable Raincoat Co.
    W535ac23383 ?¢‚Ǩ¬¢s?¢‚Ǩ‚Äú?Ǭæ
    W535ac27752 Rough Wear Clothing Co.
    W535ac27753 ?¢‚Ǩ¬¢s?¢‚Ǩ‚Äú?Ǭæ
    W535ac27798 J.A. Dubow Mfg. Co.
    W535ac28557 Star Sportswear
    W535ac28560 Poughkeepsie Leather Coat Co. Inc.
    W535ac29191 Bronco Mfg. Co.
    W535ac29971 ?¢‚Ǩ¬¢s?¢‚Ǩ‚Äú?Ǭæ
    Order Numbers
    42-1401-P Rough Wear Clothing Co.
    42-1402-P Werber Sportswear
    42-10008-P Cable Raincoat Co.
    42-15142-P Leather Clothing Co.Inc.
    42-16175-P Perry Sportswear, Inc.
    42-18245-P Star Sportswear
    42-18246-P ?¢‚Ǩ¬¢s?¢‚Ǩ‚Äú?Ǭæ
    42-18775-P Aero?Ç?@Leather Clothing Co.Inc.
    42-18776-P Spiewak & Sons
    42-18777-P United Sheeplined
    42-21539-P David D. Doniger & Co.
    W33-038ac1755(11631) J.A. Dubow Mfg. Co.
    1756 ?¢‚Ǩ¬¢s?¢‚Ǩ‚Äú?Ǭæ
    W33-038ac1761 Bronco Mfg. Co.
    Made In Australia A-2
    V505 1943 ?¢‚Ǩ¬¢s?¢‚Ǩ‚Äú?Ǭæ
    __________________
     
  3. mercs600

    mercs600 New in Town

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    Thanks - I did the search and checked these contract numbers out but this one doesn't seem to be listed ? I cannot see Gary using a 'made-up' number on such an excellent replica ?!
     
  4. Senicko_Spain

    Senicko_Spain Suspended

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    No such animal, totally fictional. ELC makes bogus contracts sometimes on their A-2's.

    Steve
     
  5. greyhound68

    greyhound68 A-List Customer

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    Steve is correct on ELCs house versions (which are a melding of a couple of different contracts) he used a contract number that did not exist. I believe he probably did this as to not confuse people with a specific original contract. ELC does of course make A2 original contracts, Roughwear, Star, Monarch, Werber and uses the correct spec tag. Hope this answers the question.
     
  6. mercs600

    mercs600 New in Town

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    That's what I was thinking. Thanks to everyone who helped ;)
     
  7. Persimmon

    Persimmon One of the Regulars

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    A2 label info query

    Just purchased a second hand Eastman A-2 with this contract number on it.
    Can you advise what type of leather is the jacket made from.
    Looks horse to me.
    Thanks,
    Alan
     
  8. aswatland

    aswatland My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Welcome to the forum Alan. It is impossible to tell the difference between horse and steer unless it is scientifically analysed. I believe this early ELC jacket was made of horsehide. To be 100% sure why not email Gary at ELC?
     
  9. Persimmon

    Persimmon One of the Regulars

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    Early ELC ??

    Thanks Andrew for the suggestion.
    I will do so.
    I do have an order in for a new Jacket at Eastman at the moment so hopefully he will not mind wasting his time with the query.
    Just out of interest when you stated ...this early ELC jacket .... how did you know when it was made ?
    And thanks for the first post welcome.
    Alan
     
  10. aswatland

    aswatland My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    ELC started in 1984 and the Golden Book came out ten years later. They used the same contract on their house A2s then as now, so that's why I suspect its an earlier Eastman, but I'm happy to be proved wrong.
     
  11. Persimmon

    Persimmon One of the Regulars

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    Happy to appear dumb... to know the answer

    Then is when I appear stupid and say ..what's the golden book...
    What does it contain ?
    Is it something that can be bought ?
    And where ?
    Alan
     
  12. aswatland

    aswatland My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    The Golden Book was ELC's catalogue from the mid 90s. It has pics of all their jackets and great pics of originals too. It has been out of print for several years, but sometimes copies come up for sale on Ebay. They now have their flight jacket CD and website, but nothing has replaced the Golden Book IMO.
     
  13. Persimmon

    Persimmon One of the Regulars

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    Found a Golden Book

    Thanks Andrew. I have managed to source a copy which is being sent to me.
    Alan
     

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