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#51 CUBUSMC

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 09:19 AM

Ok, great information.  I was using this to date a few hats I recently picked up.

 

So the hat marked NXSX95449 is approx Feb 1945

 

The hat marked N383-72337 could be wartime to post war.  Looks like no definite info here.

 

But, here is a different one, I got a hat marked SXSX70217,  I did not see anything about SXSX.  Any help on this one?

 

Thanks - Jeff



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Posted 27 August 2017 - 09:25 AM

Hello Jeff, N383 prefixes are 100% post war, Korean war era and newer. 

 

Can you post a picture of the markings on your SXSX? For me its undoubtedly a typo. 



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Posted 27 August 2017 - 12:09 PM

IMG_2080.JPG Here is a picture of the cap



#54 dustin

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 12:26 PM

Non-existing prefix, its a typo. Should be an N not S



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Posted 31 December 2017 - 09:59 AM

First off "Happy New Year all"

I know this thread is old but I refer to it often. After reading it through again I have a question. It is regarding the N140 prefix issue again. What is the final consensus.

I found a chambray shirt with a contract number of what looks like N140 62236s

                                                                                                                31833B

 

Is this a WW2 contract or Post WW2. Sorry for beating a dead horse, but from what I read I am still unsure.

 

Thank you

 

Tom



#56 jerry_k

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 02:46 AM

Look at first page of this thread:

 

140s
3335 5-42
7475 7-42
16782 2-43
19931 5-43
23194 6-43
33038 9-43
37799 12-43
40627 2-44
45809 6-44
53135 9-44
58624 11-44
58639 12-44
61836 1-45
70239 5-45
71746 6-45 

 

 

Regards,

Jerry



#57 dustin

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 08:02 AM

tthen, yes that is for sure a post WWII contract. The second series of numbers was instituted sometime in 1947 as an accounting system. It is actually referencing refining indicator on where the item was procured from, I have the document discussing it but I'll have to dig to find it.



#58 29navy

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 08:33 AM

If I remember Dustin's work, the N140S was war time and N140 (no S) was post war.



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Posted 03 January 2018 - 01:55 PM

So​ in a little further digging, that second series of numbers is an Expenditure Account. 



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Posted 03 January 2018 - 06:10 PM

Gentleman,

Thank you so much for your reply, It's starting to get clearer. The search goes on.



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Posted 13 May 2018 - 10:22 AM

How about this:
Navy Department
NAF 1169-2
Contract NXs 1404

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 05:20 AM

The cold weather bibs​ you have are an early piece meaning pre-war under Naval Aircraft Factory drawing. What you are not seeing in the contract prefix is the "A" for Aeronautic. So read it as NXSA-1404. what you have is something about 1940-41


Edited by dustin, 17 May 2018 - 05:21 AM.


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Posted 31 October 2018 - 06:00 AM

If anyone has any thoughts on the dating of these two Navy flight suits I would be grateful!

I assume that the tag in the orange suit gives us a "Purchase Order" date in 1959, which is, I suppose, a way of dating the suit as post-1959.

But I cannot figure out anything more specific, nor can I come up with any idea of a date for the khaki Navy flight suit.

Thanks, gentlemen!

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 02:38 AM

Dustin,
I’m trying to trace a knit wear contract NXSX - 38058
Can you assist? I understand the prefix based on your post but those numbers how do you read them?
Cheers
John.

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 01:36 AM

Hi John.

 

From first Dustin post the NXSX - 38058 will be around: 37374 sept. 1943 - 47990 jan. 1944.

 

Regards,

Jerry



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Posted 17 November 2018 - 12:01 PM

Hi John.
 
From first Dustin post the NXSX - 38058 will be around: 37374 sept. 1943 - 47990 jan. 1944.
 
Regards,
Jerry



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Posted 17 November 2018 - 12:03 PM

Jerry thanks so much, it finally clicked that I had to look for the numbers within a range of numbers. Cheers!

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 04:33 PM

Thank you for making this reference material available. It came in handy today and I will bookmark it for future use.
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Posted 22 January 2019 - 11:12 AM

I know that this one is not a WWII issue, but I am not seeing anything remotely close in this thread. Here is the label:

 

Jacket, Flying, Very Light
Specification MIL-J-7758A
L.W. Foster Sportswear Co. Inc.
Contract No. DA-36-243-QM(CTM)3678
 

Any Ideas as to the date?



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Posted 22 January 2019 - 04:37 PM

I know that this one is not a WWII issue, but I am not seeing anything remotely close in this thread. Here is the label:

 

Jacket, Flying, Very Light
Specification MIL-J-7758A
L.W. Foster Sportswear Co. Inc.
Contract No. DA-36-243-QM(CTM)3678
 

Any Ideas as to the date?

 

 

Havent nailed it down but that Mil J number dates to the 50s....Maybe 1958



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Posted 22 January 2019 - 09:40 PM

 
 
Havent nailed it down but that Mil J number dates to the 50s....Maybe 1958


Thanks, Doyler. I tried to find a reference for these but I am learning that it was somewhat convoluted.


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