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Thursday, February 19, 2015
KEEPING UP WITH G1 CONTRACTS....L.W. FOSTER VS US. GOV.
Today's jacket is a rare Navy 55J14 G-1.This is the second time that i've featured a 55J14 on Riveted. Both jackets were made by the prolific company L.W. Foster of Philadelphia ,but this one is from what seems to be the 1947 first contract for that series. This pattern has a very wide shoulders and a snug lower torso and was also used in WWII, on Foster's AN-J-3A series throughout the very first 7823 contract in 1951 that Foster was also awarded. Talking about awarded contracts : For those of you,who can sustain reading beyond a twit , here's an interesting court of claims report,dating from 1969 : L.W. Foster VS the UNITED STATES. while going through it ,one might be amazed at the quantities of jackets produced by Foster for the the government back then.....200,000 jackets for the Navy just for a period going from 1949 to 1956.....A bunch of very interesting infos too