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    Researcher, Database Administrator, and Corporate Librarian offering research services in all subjects, including military history, genealogy, business, and engineering.
  1. Thanks! That's a good response and a great reference for everyone. The toy is plastic and smaller but I'll accept that as valid proof and will update my listing.
  2. I put a buy it now price that's comparable to a similar item on ebay. It's ambitious but that's it. I disagree that it's a kids toy. A leather headstrap that's adjustable and no decoration. It just doesn't seem right that it's a kids toy. I'm assuming the copper paint was put on later. If someone can produce some proof that reject liners were issued as kids toys, this would be a great time to post the information.
  3. Here's a similar one on ebay. http://tinyurl.com/c5zsl2b Any offers on mine?
  4. I looked for a makers mark and didn't see one but I'm afraid to move the liner around.
  5. I got a helmet liner that has the grommet in front but has an odd profile and an unusual headstrap. It looks like it's some kind of fiber or paper composite. It may be foreign but wanted some opinions.
  6. If your company did well selling war bonds you got a flag with a profile of the minuteman statue. The famous picture of the statue done in black like a logo looks like a the solider has an erection. After about a year or so, the Treasury Department changed the logo to remove the end of the rifle. That's how you date early war bond award banners from later ones!
  7. Get your family stuff segregated and put it away. Your kids will want to see it. Or your nephews. Find out what you can pass on to museums. We all have a few special items. I put out a little catalog and got mailing labels from ASMIC. But you can always post your items here! John
  8. More excellent pics. Thanks. True, they used whatever they could grab. And one of the chairs looks about like mine. I was hoping that the grey color and 1940 date meant I might have a navy office chair. Maybe I can strip the extra paint off & look for a USN stencil! John
  9. Excellent photos. I'm not thinking of field office gear, but regular office equipment. Here are two pics. The chair is made by Gunlocke.
  10. Is there any info on spotting office furniture used by the services during ww2? Any favored companies, typical paint jobs, markings? Any info is appreciated. John
  11. Anything popular and out of print can go for a decent price. Used to happen all the time on half.com with videos. The criterion dvd edition of This is Spinal Tap is a great example. I had a 1870s edition of a collection of presidential addresses and found out that the signature inside was from a famous abolitionist best known for saving an inaugural address after the president had thrown out his handwritten copy. Not worth a whole lot but historically interesting. I called the Dusable Museum and they never called me back, so I sold it on Ebay. John
  12. My dad came through WW2 without a trunk but we still have his CCC trunk. And its full of little banner stickers with city names.
  13. There were fax machines since the 30s. Newspapers used them to transmit photos. A rotating drum held the original and an electric typewriter reassembled the image using keyboard characters. I remember over 30 years ago there were calendars printed out by computer on old green bar paper. It has the calendar with a picture of the mona lisa made the same way as the old fax machines. John
  14. I saw a homemade leather holster for one of those discs. I guess the navigator wore his like stork from animal house wore his slide rule. Post your extras under the vintage computer section of Ebay. I'd bet there's more interest there than in the WW2 section.
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