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B2 SHEEPSKIN FLYING CAPS , MAKERS ?


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Has anyone got a list of manufacturers contracts for the B2 cap ??? i have just aquired a 4th one to my collection which is different to the other 3 !!! so im now on a journey to find out a bit more about them , thanks to any who can help Carl

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panic over !!! lol have found a website that has informed me !! has any one got a picture of a roughwear and a perry sportswear b2 ?? just so i could compare the 2 , i have ,without labels thanks carl

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northcoastaero

I believe there are a few companies making reproductions of these. Several years ago, there was someone making homemade ones from leather purses, etc.

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ok !! i know that 2 of mine are original as they have the labels in , the other 2 dont have labels , they are the 2 im trying to work out if they are original ??? if you have any photo's so i could compare ???? thanks C

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here is what I found

 

- SHAW-BARTON Inc. (Coshocton, Ohio)

- HERBER SPORTSWEAR Co. (Newburgh, N.Y.)

- PERRY SPORTSWEAR (Newburgh, N.Y.)

- ROUGH WEAR CLOTHING Co. (Middletown, Pa)

- WERBER SPORTSWEAR Co. (Newburgh, N.Y.)

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I don t think it is the same compagny

 

do you not think that "herber " and "werber " are very similar spellings apart from one letter ???? same town as well ??? ill have to have a dig around about it !!! regards carl

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has anyone got a photo of the perry contract b2 and a roughwear b2 ??? i need to compare them against the 2 B2's that i have without labels , but one of them has the aaf stencil on the side cheers carl

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cheers ian !! nice one ! i have a shaw barton too !! i really must get some pics of them all together !! its the amount of panels in the cap and the way they are stitched that has got me intrigued !!

 

i have one with a really strange peak !!! its wierd !! not like the others which have leather peaks thanks for being interested in my little post !!! carl

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this is the B2 with the strange peak !! maybe a later addition to the cap ?? theatre even who knows ????

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thanks !! but im looking for original examples , but thanks again for taking the time to post !! best regards carl

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come on guys !!! show me your B2's !!! dont be shy !! there must be a lot more out there !!! thanks to all that have sent photo's so far !!!

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johan could you get a photo of the top of this cap please ?? would like to see the panel pattern and stiching thanks carl

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Carl,

Sorry to say I don't believe the 3-panel cap from post #13-14 is original. The synthetic bill material is similar to one I bought in the 90s and promptly sent back. In addition the construction is just too different than the examples shown. No HH reinforcement, no label, the bill, etc. I was once told there was a batch of repros made in the 70s that appeared the back of some magazine for sale. Who can say.

Dave

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