Help me date this Hercules half-belt please?

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  1. robrinay

    robrinay One Too Many

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    34AFC503-D8CA-4D59-8830-0C1734CBBB4F.jpeg 2C589543-CE2D-4ACF-8286-C4EBFE1BC498.jpeg E4167756-2F69-41B3-BC6E-AEEB387164E8.jpeg 892EA5D3-8E8F-40B3-A95A-ADBE599BA294.jpeg My latest purchase - leather creased from poor storage but in good condition except the lining which needs a few patches. Can anyone give me a rough idea of its date of manufacture. My guess is 1950’s?
     

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  2. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    No clue as to the date but what a sweet HB it is! Beautiful man. Nice score.
    As for the date I’d ask Prof. Mitchell. If anyone knows it’ll be him.
     
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  3. robrinay

    robrinay One Too Many

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    I’m really pleased with it- no red rot or crumbly cuff edges and its big enough - rare for vintage - fits nice -23” pit to pit 19” shoulders and 24” sleeves so a good fit for me at 43” snug chest.
     
  4. John D Maccarter

    John D Maccarter One of the Regulars

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    The jacket isn't going to do you any real justice like a new jacket will, I'd be glad to help you get out of this dilemma by paying you for the jacket, bro's do each other favors!

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  5. John D Maccarter

    John D Maccarter One of the Regulars

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    Awsome jacket bro, good score, dont know how you did it, but TD touchdown

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  6. robrinay

    robrinay One Too Many

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    Let me think about that ..... No! ;)
     
  7. robrinay

    robrinay One Too Many

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    Thanks it’s taken a lot of patience and searching eBay until the right one turned up (at a bargain price - £64.59).
     
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  8. John D Maccarter

    John D Maccarter One of the Regulars

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    Dang bro that's awsome good for you. I saw a 1938,39 model sell for 750ish a couple weeks ago
     
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  9. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 Call Me a Cab

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    I don't know of a good dating system for the Comar zippers. It seems that everyone copy what Talon was doing. In this case Conmar is down the middle of the stop, Talon did this late forties. It also has a cloth lining which to me is more 40s. I've often thought the jackets with this leather-like label were made by Appalachian tanned and tailored. They use a similar label. I have no doubt that some of the Sears jackets were made by Appalachian, I've seen both labeled jackets are identical.
     
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  10. robrinay

    robrinay One Too Many

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    Thanks Terry
     
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  11. Benny Holiday

    Benny Holiday My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Great find mate, congrats!
     
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