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Ralphs-Pugh Company

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by VillainOfNash, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Sitting here waiting for the mailman to deliver my Ralphs-Pugh jacket. I found some info.
    The factory was located at 532 Howard St. in San francisco. I also found this:
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    Turns out that Leather jackets were a bit of a side project during WW2, along with rubber-lined wading boots and gloves.
     
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  2. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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  3. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Man how on earth did this company ever make that?!?! Surely I'm missing something!
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  4. Gamma68

    Gamma68 One Too Many

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    If @handymike's post above is a Ralphs-Pugh (as his post suggests), then I think we've successfully identified the jacket @technovox inquired about in another thread (pictured below):

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  5. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    It’s the same jacket :).
     
  6. Gamma68

    Gamma68 One Too Many

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    One and the same? Wow, it cleaned up superbly! Tell us how you went about it.
     
  7. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    It cleaned up very nicely, but unfortunately it has some issues. I used Lexol to clean it. Then I applied Chamberlain’s Healing Balm. I’m in contact with a couple of people about repair work. Does anyone have access to an old steerhide jacket that I could use for hide parts?
     

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