Scovill Zipper Question

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by jpk_NJ, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. jpk_NJ

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    Curious to see if any of you guys can date this zipper. I've never seen a Scovill like it before, especially the nifty mating of bottom box/puller on the main zip. Even has what looks like a Pat# engraved. image2-9.jpeg image1-27.jpeg
     
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  2. ton312

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    No clue but I’d like to see the rest of the jacket as well!
     
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  3. Monitor

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    I've had an Avirex jacket which had the exact same zippers on the pockets and the sleeves. I don't have a clue, though. Post a few pictures of the jacket, it might help plus I'd love to see it, too.
     
  4. jpk_NJ

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    Had a stroke of genius in my research last night. Gave myself my own clue when I read back my post. Searched up the patent # and found it was filed in 1954. Jacket is a simple single rider HD horsehide but has different zips from all others Ive seen. The 70's ones usually had Talon I think. Will post jacket pic when the conditioning is over, right now its absorbing some pecards.

    https://pdfpiw.uspto.gov/.piw?docid...1=2728125.PN.%26OS=PN/2728125%26RS=PN/2728125
     
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  5. jpk_NJ

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    Two light coats of pecards in and it still wants more. Some areas are softening / regaining that more flexible leather feel while others are a bit armor like. It's like they strategically used noticeable thicker hides on the arms. Seems like AMF took Harley in 1969, so Im guessing this jacket is right around then or maybe an old stock from slightly earlier with the AMF Tag. Hoping someone else has one with the same cutout zipper and can clarify. Either way, I think my Cafe Racer hunt is over. This should be the one.
     

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  7. ton312

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    NICE MAN!!! Those AMF sporties are pretty darn rare. Not sure who made them but I think they were phased out when Brooks starting making the AMF jackets for dealerships.
     
  8. Monitor

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    Yep, coolest CR out there.
     

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