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Eastman A2 Contract number ?

mercs600

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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 ?
 

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
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mercs600

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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 ?!
 

greyhound68

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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.
 

Persimmon

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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
 

aswatland

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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?
 

Persimmon

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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
 

aswatland

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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.
 

Persimmon

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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
 

aswatland

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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.
 

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