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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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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

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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


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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.

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


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Gentleman,

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

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How about this:

Navy Department

NAF 1169-2

Contract NXs 1404


I collect pre-1948 US Navy rates, and WWII US Navy enlisted uniforms and equipment.


Wanted: items related to VPB-103, USN jumpers with USMC SSI and USMC uniforms with navy insignia.



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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

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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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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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Hi John.

 

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

 

Regards,

Jerry


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Hi John.

 

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

 

Regards,

Jerry

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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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Thank you for making this reference material available. It came in handy today and I will bookmark it for future use.

Mikie


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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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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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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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Ok so I know this is an old thread but I refer to it often. I found what I believe to be a WW2 or maybe pre contract number. Can anyone shed some light on this.

Thanks

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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 

 

Sorry if I missed this, but what does a suffix letter denote? For example, is N140s-18XXXB (XXX denotes numbers) a part of this series from 1943, or an entirely new series of post-WWII contract numbers?

 

 

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