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#1 Ray42

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 06:26 PM

I am wondering if anyone can help me identify this Garrison cap I found today, I am having trouble finding information on garrison caps made by the company Flight Ace.  I have only been able to find two pictures of caps made by this maker however the coloring on those caps appears different from mine, essentially being that they are a blue background with a green logo.  The pipping also seems off to me, I assume that it is a yellow cavalry pipe however it seems darker then the other yellow piping caps I have (could just be me being color blind who knows) and appears to have ribbing (if that is a proper word for it?).  I did see that there was a gold pipping, which seemed more like a metallic gold to me, but was there another color similar that was used for something? Is this from WW2 and is this just how this manufacturer made cavalry caps, or is it something else?  I'd appreciate hearing from anyone more knowledgeable on the subject of garrison caps. Thanks.

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 06:30 PM

more, plus a ticket stub i found tucked in the folds of the hat that I thought was cool.

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 07:13 PM

Simply a private purchase cap, made by this company, the cap may have had no piping at first, with the Cavarly branch piping added later or it was made that way.



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Posted 10 October 2018 - 07:14 PM

Post WW2 private purchase cavalry cap. Probably from the early 50s

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 07:17 PM

Post WW2 private purchase cavalry cap. Probably from the early 50s

I would say it's a WWII era one cause it's got the central gusset, not the square top.



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Posted 10 October 2018 - 07:22 PM

That ribbed piping is just another type of weave seen with these piping's, there were like two when dealing with solid colors, a smooth and this one, ribbed



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Posted 10 October 2018 - 07:26 PM

100 percent certain this isnt ww2, as far as I know flight ace did not make overseas cap during ww2. This style overseas cap without the squared ends was used in the 50s

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 07:57 PM

100 percent certain this isnt ww2, as far as I know flight ace did not make overseas cap during ww2. This style overseas cap without the squared ends was used in the 50s

Do you know when they started, like maybe occupation period? On the gusseted type, would think that they were not made after a certain point in the late 40s, a real good way to tell if there are examples of gusseted caps with 50-51-52 QM tags, will look around to see if we can spot any.



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Posted 10 October 2018 - 07:59 PM

Britain WWII????

 

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 08:11 PM

Thank you guys for replying, and this is part of what is confusing me because it definatly looks like it is WW2 style but I can not find much info on the company.  Its worth mentioning that the majority of Flight Ace logos look similar to this one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/173580389845 or have a lot more text included next to the logo.  The color and style does seem to be different from the majority of Flight Ace hats.  Flight Ace did make crusher caps during the war correct? So it would not be outside the world of possibilities that they may have made garrison caps?

 



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Posted 10 October 2018 - 08:54 PM

Thank you guys for replying, and this is part of what is confusing me because it definatly looks like it is WW2 style but I can not find much info on the company.  Its worth mentioning that the majority of Flight Ace logos look similar to this one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/173580389845 or have a lot more text included next to the logo.  The color and style does seem to be different from the majority of Flight Ace hats.  Flight Ace did make crusher caps during the war correct? So it would not be outside the world of possibilities that they may have made garrison caps?

 

Yes I see that, the logo is White, also White on all those Air Force Blue Service and Garrison caps, the 60s Army one's too. Found this though, a WWII Flight Ace Service cap, note the Black logo, perhaps the Black logo with stars as seen here is their WWII logo, and sometime afterwards switched to White? But then your's doesn't have stars :wacko:

 

 

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 12:04 AM

They also produced tons of the AG army overseas caps in the late 50s and 60s. My guess is that they started probably in the late 40s. But Ive never seen anything to prove it.


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