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I recently picked up this Spanish American War U.S. Navy jumper at a local antique shop. It was no doubt unissued and never had a rating applied. I was surprised to see the paper tag from the Naval Clothing Factory still tacked to the jumper dated July, 1898. The jumper is huge and the tag reads a size 48 chest, no wonder it went unissued. Here are a few photos of what I think to be an interesting find, thanks for checking it out.

 

Rob

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Totally unusual to be that big! But great to get it that size. Congrats.

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US - Op.'s Desert Shield / Storm / Provide Comfort /Some Southern Watch - F-4G's Wild Weasels
UK - Op.'s Granby / Sabre / Warden
Canadian - Op. Desert Storm / Op. Friction
French - Daguet / Aconit
Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, South Korea, etc.
Looking for the oddities, including unfinished & flaws
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Nice...a real survivor to be found in that condition.

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Thanks! I believe this to be from old Bannerman stock from many years ago. By coincidence, I was just at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg PA last week and on display was a white U.S. Navy jumper. I noticed that the size was huge, just like my Span Am jumper, quite possible that it also came from Bannerman's.

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