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Dinerman

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Mario

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In an attempt to identify the meaning of the BcWrN abbreviation I just called up the German Textile Musem in Krefeld and talked to the head of the restauration department. Guess what? She doesn't have a clue either - and even asked me to let her know should I find any substantial information about the BcWrN tag. [huh]
 
hbk, no I think Aero named themselves after the American WWII leather jacket manufacturer. The short brown one is 13.5" from stopper box to stop teeth, the tape is a few inches longer. it's the only one that's too short, really, for a jacket, even for me.

There were also a bunch of non-separating zippers of similar era that I picked up. A bunch I left, too, more suited to dresses than workwear/menswear.
 

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I have a jacket with a post-war German Zipp zipper in it. It's missing probably a quarter of the teeth and still zips up without any problems. You get one tooth slightly misaligned in a Talon and it's game over.

Since its over in Outerwear and it's not about Aero leathers, its not getting much play, but some of you might be interested in a piece I put together about Hookless and Talon zippers the other day. http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?72287-Talon-Zippers
 

JennieRage

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Can someone help determine the age of this zipper please? It has a Talon slider ( 1/2 inch long) and a Lightning pull. The length as a whole is 1 inch. The back is marked 6 1 B.
Thank you in advance. :)
 

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Terminator

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I just received a Black’s of Greenock smock which was advertised as being 1960s with a Lightning zip. In fact, the zip just says L on both sides. Can anyone confirm whether this is or isn’t a Lightning (UK) zip? Interestingly, the zip inside the hood is an Aero!
 

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