1930's United States Army Air Corps Pre-Crusher "Flighter" Model Pak-Cap by Bancroft Headwear, Inc.
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1930's United States Army Air Corps Pre-Crusher "Flighter" Model Pak-Cap by Bancroft Headwear, Inc.

Code: afuh20350bfv-CON


SOLD!!! No Longer Available!

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ARTIFACT: 1930's United States Air Corps pre-Crusher ??? "Flighter" model manufactured by Bancroft Uniform Headwear, Inc. in Massachusetts and named to USAAC Captain Joseph F. Stough. Visor is olive drab in color, constructed of wool fur felt, heavy canvas, leather, and gilt brass. The inside of the hat shows Bancroft maker mark and card naming the visor. Eagle insignia is large and much of the gilt brass details remain intact. The adjustable, leather chin strap is a dark chocolate brown, remains soft and supple, and is attached to visor with gilt brass buttons.

VINTAGE: Circa 1930's

SIZE: Approximately 22" inside circumference, 7" ear to ear; 8 1/8" front to back

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Wool felt, leather, brass, plastic liner, card stock.

ATTACHMENT: To be worn on head.

MARKINGS: "BANCROFT UNIFORM HEADWEAR INC. BUILT TO ENDURE IMPORTED ENGLISH FUR FELT" "JOSEPH F. STOUGH ??? CAPTAIN ??? AIR CORPS ??? ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES" "BANCROFT PAK-CAP TRADEMARK CONSTRUCTION PAT. APPLIED FOR" "THE WALES" "STOUGH" handwritten in marker under interior leather band (see photo).

ITEM NOTES: This is from a United States Army Air Corps collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. CON-JST-20-15 LCIEX3/15 SeDIEX03/20 repVCFJX

CONDITION: 8+ (Excellent): Visor shows light to moderate wear, very tiny moth nip, leather remains soft and supple, nearly all the gilt details remain fully intact with only light areas of tarnish/oxidation,

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.