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Sargevining

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  1. Howdy; Am engaged in a research project regarding civilian and military pack frames of the 1950s-70s. I've come across a manufacturer called Himalayan Industries (AKA Himalayan Pak Company and Himalayan Equipment). In 1958 the owner and principal designer, Richard Gerstle Mack, completed a contract with Natick Laboratories for "Design, development, and fabrication of a prototype alpine and arctic individual load carrying, plus drawing." Himalayan used a special heat treating process for aluminum frames that set it apart from civilian pack frame manufacturers of the time and subsequent
  2. Here's the photo reference I found on the web. The caption reads that its a "1916 pattern cotton pull over" Its difficult to tell the material in both pictures. Perhaps I'm being influenced by the fading of the example Ihave as its quite light. The original color is a more darker kahki, with more "green" in it than the WW2 khaki uniforms.
  3. I have seen one photo reference on the web that identifies a Punitive Expedition 10TH Cav Officer as wearing a cotton pull over, but the photo was not conclusive. This does conflict with the previous claim that these were issued for the cotton tunics, but hour supposition makes a good deal more sense. The individual to whom the foot locker was named joined the VT NG in 1916 right after the Columbus Raid and served some time on the border. This would explain his having an issue that would not be found with draftees and volunteers after the Declaration of War in 1917. It may be an explana
  4. Thanks for the quick reply. I've had this for close to 20 years. never sen one before, and not since. Any idea of value? Any ideas oln the Daisy Mae here? http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ind...showtopic=44203
  5. In my previous post, I metioned that I had two items that I can't ID properly. The other item is a "Daisy Mae" type hat. The crown is made of four segments, and there is no reenforcing at the stiching as there is in the 1918 Fatigue caps. The crown is made of a very light weight, almost see through cotton khaki, while the brim is of much heavier material and has 16-17 rows of stitching. The crown is lined with another lightweight see through but somewhat stiffer material, and there is a painted cloth sweatband. There are no size or contract tags, and no evidence of ther h
  6. I've got two pieces in my collection that I am convinced are military, but thus far I have not been able to find any documentation. Theres a lot of pics, so I'll make two posts. First is a khaki cotton shirt. It was in a foot locker full of other definate WW1 gear and uniforms of a guy who served overseas late in the war and through the Army of Occupation period. He apparently took advantage of that time to travel as one of the items was a canteen cup listing all the places he'd been to, including "Itley" in 1919. The shirt has the exact pattern and method of construction as the M1916 wool s
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