Zipper hunt

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by photo2u, Sep 25, 2021.

  1. photo2u

    photo2u A-List Customer

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    Friends,

    I rode to Guanajuato to relax a bit. In my way, I decided to stop at my supply store and pick up some zippers. This is a smaller retailer shop. The owner, has several stores including a "Big Hub" I will go the the hub to look for more later. Many nice vintage NOS separating zips found. IMG_4512.jpg
     
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  2. TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead

    TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead One Too Many

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    Next time you go, let me know, maybe you can pick me up a few. I just had to do a repair on a jacket, and these #5 NOS talons I have are just not big enough. Would love to find something in the 7-10 range--Talon, Crown, Servil, whatever. It's so dumb I know, but just seeing the YKK on the zipper turns me off even though it's probably a better zipper. Wish they would create some vintage style sliders. I guess the market isn't big enough.
     
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  3. photo2u

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    Friend, Please tell me what you need. I have several #10 They are vintage 50s/60s. Talon,crown,conmar. Please let me know the length you need it in. I hook you up brother. It is hard to beat the quality of these older zips.
     
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  4. TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead

    TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead One Too Many

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    Many thanks. Next time for sure.

    The Riri zipper on my Thedi broke. Was really surprised because it's only gotten maybe 30 wears. But I think the slider was at a weird angle, almost like the tape had been pulled too tight during sewing and forced it to angle out. So the male pin had to enter at a weird angle, and every time I put it in there, I was like, ooh, this ain't going to be good. Sure enough it snapped one day.

    I sent it to Dena with a Talon #5 I had. But when Dena saw it, she suggested going with a #10 and she's right. The jacket needs a heftier zipper. Luckily she had a nice discolored silver one with no name brand and it matches pretty well.

    But I know (like the rest of us), I've got a few ticking Aero time bombs that have #5s with thick CXL. those need to be upgraded to at least #7 or #8 for sure, maybe even a 10 at some point.
     
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  5. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 I'll Lock Up

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    Nice to have all those zippers in a store! I will contact you if I need a zipper. I have collected a few older, 30s zippers through the years. Sunrise Talons, ball and chain pulls. They are difficult to find. I've purchased jackets just to get the zippers.

    How old of zippers do these stores sell?
     
  6. photo2u

    photo2u A-List Customer

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    Hello T. I welcome your communication any time. The zips at this location are mainly 50s-80s. I got about 100 late 50s talon in sizes from 16-24". I also got about 100 conmar type from late 50s to early 60s. All the zippers are in the cotton tape. Only 10% of all the zippers are in Nickle.
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2021
  7. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 I'll Lock Up

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    Thank you!
     

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