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Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by scotrace, Sep 21, 2006.
Utah Department of Corrections Inmate prison jacket
Another Key Imperial
Sears Hercules vest
Hi, I'm a college student working on a research project involving vintage clothing and, more specifically, workwear. It would be of great help to me if I could interview anyone involved with this thread or the general interest. Please, message me or reply asap if interested, thanks!
Can anyone help me pin a date to this Browns Beach Vest?
National Park Service uniform... 1946-1953, based on the uniform redesign from 1947 and the timeline of Pryor Stores, Inc. The Stetson No.1 quality campaign hat is 20 years earlier. A nice find on the 100th anniversary of the NPS.
Baltimore, 1943. Hickory stripes.
Guess I'll revive this ol' thread.
Here's a 1950s Bamboo Weavers loop collar work shirt. Interestingly it features selvedge lines and the cotton is very light and breathable. Love the pockets--yesteryear's workwear was something else. Pics courtesy of seller, indian head Vintage.
Just dropping this in here for posterity...
From the Springfield, Missouri History, Landmarks & Vintage photography Facebook page:
Well we are all familiar with Key, OshKosh B'gosh, Big Smith Overalls, but have you ever heard of FITSU???
Fitsu & Dozfit were clothing manufacturing divisions of Keet & Rountree Dry Goods Co. They produced overalls, shirts and work clothing.
The company started up in October of 1919 on Commercial Street. The first address was 411 E. Commercial Street. The company started with 16 machines and by the following February they had grown to 115 machines. Most all of the employees were women.
The company officers were J. H. Rountree, president, George Winkleback, vice-president and George L. Campbell was the manager. The overalls & other clothing was sold in Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
As they grew the would later relocate to they were located at 316 Commercial Street ~ current home of Pizza House since 1958
By 1925, the company was producing a quarter of a million pairs of overalls per year. The overalls were made with 220 Southern Denim. Specialty salesmen were hired to sell the products in Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Colorado and Iowa.
I search the newspapers and I could find the brands mentioned up to 1949-50.
Photo 1) Here we see the FITSU employees in front of the company at 411 E Commerical Street next to the Hotel Arlington ~ just east of the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge taken on March 9th 1920 by Edmond. J.H. Rountree is seated. Photo courtesy of Regina Wilkinson. Her Grandmother is in the photo.
Photo 2) Fitsu 2 17 1924 SGF Republican
Photo 4) Fitsu Keet & Rountree 3 29 1925 SGF Republican