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A Listing of Makers of USGI M1916 Holsters [Updated 2016]

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Hi, saw a holster yesterday had the marking I.P.C or I.C.P no date, any ideas?

 

Steve:

 

I am not aware of any maker of USGI M1916 holsters with those initials as the maker. It is possible that what you saw are inspector initials with the maker's name rubbed off, a common occurrence. J.P.C. is one inspector whose initials come to mind. A photo would help us diagnose it better.

 

Regards,

Charlie Flick


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As Charlie told, J.P.C. on an M1916 holster are inpector initials. My M1916 markings database shows they can be found only in S&R made holsters. Look for such faint markings.

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I have a military holster that I bought back in the 1960's and it is marked E. T. C. on the back. No date. Any idea who made it?

 

Thanks,

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gentlemen:

 

As I promised earlier, I have prepared an updated List of US M1916 Holster Makers. We have made considerable progress on this Revision and have now identified a couple of previously unknown makers. The Australian maker GP & S still eludes me but with the help of the holster collecting community, and some from collectors in Australia, we should be able to track that one down someday. The same goes for the Bloomberg outfit.

 

Again, no attempt has been made to record dates or inspector markings. This List is restricted to the M1916 holster makers.

 

Thanks to all who have contributed to this project. Anyone with corrections or further information is invited to contact me or post here.

 

Regards,

Charlie Flick

 

WORLD WAR I

 

B.BROS. (Brydon Brothers Harness & Saddle Company, Los Angeles, Calif.)

BOYT (Walter Boyt Saddlery Co., Des Moines, Iowa)

CLINTON (Clinton Saddlery Co., Clinton, Iowa)

HOYT (F. M. Hoyt Shoe Co., Manchester, New Hampshire)

G&K (Graton & Knight Manufacturing Co., Worcester, Massachusetts)

KEYSTON (Keyston Brothers, San Francisco, Calif.)

K.B. (Keyston Bros., San Francisco, Calif.)

W.H. McM. CO. (William H. McMonies & Company, Portland, Oregon)

PERKINS CAMPBELL (Perkins-Campbell Co., Cincinnati, Ohio)

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL (Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, Illinois)

SEARS (Sears Saddlery Co., Davenport, Iowa)

S.&R. (Scheffer & Rossum, St. Paul, Minnesota)

WARREN LEATHER GOODS CO. (Warren Leather Goods Co., Worcester, Mass.)

WESTERN MFG. CO. (Western Manufacturing Co., San Francisco, Calif.)

WORLD WAR II

 

A.L.P. CO. (Atchison Leather Products Co., Atchison, Kansas)

BRAUER (Brauer Brothers Mfg. Co., St. Louis, Missouri)

BOYT (Boyt Harness Company, Des Moines, Iowa)

CRAIGHEAD (John R. Craighead Co., Inc., Denver, Colorado)

CRUMP (Benjamin T. Crump & Co., Richmond, Virginia)

ENGER-KRESS (Enger-Kress Company, West Bend, Wisconsin)

FINK (Fink Leather Shops, Kansas City, Missouri)

G.P.& S. (Australian manufacturer)

GRATON & KNIGHT CO. (Graton & Knight Manufacturing Co., Worcester, Mass.)

HARPHAM BROS. (Harpham Brothers Co., Lincoln, Nebraska)

MILWAUKEE SADDLERY CO. (Milwaukee Saddlery Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

JOSEPH H. MOSSER (Joseph H. Mosser Leather Co., Williamsport, PA)

S-B CO. (Straus-Bodenheimer Saddlery Co., Houston , Texas)

SEARS (Sears Saddlery Co., Davenport, Iowa)

TEXTAN (Texas Tanning & Manufacturing Co., Yoakum, Texas)

WALSH (Walsh Harness Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

WARREN LEATHER GOODS CO. (Warren Leather Goods Co., Worcester, Mass.)

 

KOREAN WAR (For US Air Force Only)

 

BLOOMBERG LEATHER GDS.

BOYT (Boyt Harness Company, Des Moines, Iowa)

VIET NAM WAR

 

BUCHEIMER (J. M. Bucheimer Co., Frederick, Maryland)

BOLEN LEATHER PRODUCTS, INC. (Bolen Leather Products, Inc. Springfield, Tennessee)

BOLEN LEA. PROD. (Bolen Leather Products, Inc., Springfield, Tenn.)

CATHEY ENTERPRISES, INC. (Cathey Enterprises, Inc., Brownwood, Texas)

HUNTER CORP. (Hunter Corporation, West Minster, Colorado)

NORDAC MFG. CO. (Nordac Manufacturing Company, Fredericksburg, Virginia)

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It's a 1918 Boyt made. ETC are inspector initials. 1917 production is dated, as well WWII era samples.

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Greetings Gentlemen:
With some new nuggets of information in hand I thought this might be a good time to update the List of Makers of USGI M1916 Holsters. I want to acknowledge once again the valuable assistance of many collectors from all corners of the globe in the creation and refinement of this List.
As compared to the older List the new one identifies LAWRENCE as a WWI supplier and identifies the location of the once elusive BLOOMBERG LEATHER GOODS COMPANY. There have been some other minor adjustments in the List as well.
The new List:
WORLD WAR I
B.BROS. (Brydon Brothers Harness & Saddle Company, Los Angeles, Calif.)
BOYT (Walter Boyt Saddlery Co., Des Moines, Iowa)
CLINTON (Clinton Saddlery Co., Clinton, Iowa)
HOYT (F. M. Hoyt Shoe Co., Manchester, New Hampshire)
G&K (Graton & Knight Manufacturing Co., Worcester, Massachusetts)
KEYSTON (Keyston Brothers, San Francisco, Calif.)
K.B. (Keyston Bros., San Francisco, Calif.)
LAWRENCE (George Lawrence Co., Portland, Oregon)
W.H. McM. CO. (William H. McMonies & Company, Portland, Oregon)
PERKINS CAMPBELL (Perkins-Campbell Co., Cincinnati, Ohio)
P.C. Co. (Perkins-Campbell Co., Cincinnati, Ohio)
ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL (Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, Illinois)
SEARS (Sears Saddlery Co., Davenport, Iowa)
S.& R. (Sheffer & Rossum, St. Paul, Minnesota)
WARREN LEATHER GOODS CO. (Warren Leather Goods Co., Worcester, Mass.)
WESTERN MFG. CO. (Western Manufacturing Co., San Francisco, Calif.)
WORLD WAR II
A.L.P. CO. (Atchison Leather Products Co., Atchison, Kansas)
BRAUER (Brauer Brothers Mfg. Co., St. Louis, Missouri)
BOYT (Boyt Harness Company, Des Moines, Iowa)
CRAIGHEAD (John R. Craighead Co., Inc., Denver, Colorado)
CRUMP (Benjamin T. Crump & Co., Richmond, Virginia)
ENGER-KRESS (Enger-Kress Company, West Bend, Wisconsin)
FINK (Fink Leather Shops, Kansas City, Missouri)
G.P.& S. (Australian manufacturer for US forces, full name and precise location unknown)
GRATON & KNIGHT CO. (Graton & Knight Manufacturing Co., Worcester, Mass.)
HARPHAM BROS. (Harpham Brothers Co., Lincoln, Nebraska)
MILWAUKEE SADDLERY CO. (Milwaukee Saddlery Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
JOSEPH H. MOSSER (Joseph H. Mosser Leather Co., Williamsport, PA)
S-B CO. (Straus-Bodenheimer Saddlery Co., Houston , Texas)
SEARS (Sears Saddlery Co., Davenport, Iowa)
TEXTAN (Texas Tanning & Manufacturing Co., Yoakum, Texas)
WALSH (Walsh Harness Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
WARREN LEATHER GOODS CO. (Warren Leather Goods Co., Worcester, Mass.)
KOREAN WAR (For US Air Force Only)
BLOOMBERG LEATHER GDS. (Bloomberg Leather Goods Co., Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin)
BOYT (Boyt Harness Company, Des Moines, Iowa)
VIET NAM WAR
BUCHEIMER (J. M. Bucheimer Co., Frederick, Maryland)
BOLEN LEATHER PRODUCTS, INC. (Bolen Leather Products, Inc. Springfield, Tennessee)
HUNTER CORP. (Hunter Corporation, West Minster, Colorado)
POST VIET NAM
BOLEN LEA. PROD. 7791466 (Bolen Leather Products, Inc., Springfield, Tenn.)
CATHEY ENTERPRISES, INC. (Cathey Enterprises, Inc., Brownwood, Texas)
NORDAC MFG. CO. (Nordac Manufacturing Company, Fredericksburg, Virginia)
With this update I believe that, with one exception, we have now identified the name and location of every known supplier of US government issue Model 1916 holsters. The lone exception is GP&S. I have not yet uncovered its complete name or precisely where in Australia it was located. I'm pretty sure that one day this information will surface and the List will then be complete. Anyone who knows this information is invited to post it here.
Thanks again to all who have contributed to this effort.
Regards,
Charlie Flick

 


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