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Rare 1957 Northeast Airlines 1st Officer Jacket, Wing and Pants Named to Angelo Andon
ARTIFACT: This is a rare circa 1957 First Officer jacket, wing and pants for Northeast Airlines, formerly Boston-Maine Airways. Both pieces were made by Delta Uniforms and are named to Mr. Angelo "Andy" Andon on their labels. Andon, a World War II veteran, joined Northeast in 1956 and was a mechanic and flight engineer as well as a pilot for the company. He passed away at the age of 87 in 2010. The jacket fastens with great US MAIL buttons and has three interior pockets. The wing bears the company's enameled Pilgrim logo. The pants are in a matching chambray blue color.
VINTAGE: Circa 1957.
SIZE: Jacket: approximately 20-1/2" (armpit to armpit), 22" from shoulder seam to end of cuff, 18" across back shoulder to shoulder and about 28-3/4" from base of collar to hem. Pants: 16-1/2" waist (laid flat), 25" inseam. Wing: 3-1/4" by 15/16".
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Jacket: 50% wool, 50% Dacron blend, wool felt under collar, embroidery tape, silk lining, brass buttons; pants: 50% wool, 50% Dacron blend, muslin lining, resin buttons, leather inserts inside pant cuffs; wing: gilt brass, enamel; buttons: brass.
ATTACHMENT: Jacket: buttons, with buttons on pockets; pants: hook closure, zipper fly, buttons on rear pockets; wing: horizontal pin with drop-in locking swivel catch; buttons: wire loops.
MARKINGS: DIVISION OF HIGHWAY OUTFITTING CO. INC. 3 E. 28TH ST. NEW YORK CITY WPL 6857 MR. A. ANDON 50% WOOL 50% DACRON NO. 36/75 2/57 L 17 ?? 29 ?? SL 15 ?? B 41 W33 COI S 43 N.E.A on jacket label; DELTA UNIFORMS DIVISION OF HIGHWAY OUTFITTING CO. INC. 3 E. 28TH ST. NEW YORK CITY MFR. 6857 MR. ANGELO ANDON NO. 37316 1/57 50% WOOL 50% DACRON O.S. 38 ?? L.S. 26 ?? W 33 S 43 K B 19 N.E.A. INC. on pants label; no mark on wing.
ITEM NOTES: This is from an airlines collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VBJJX12 LGGEX6/12
CONDITION: 7+ (Very Fine+): The jacket and pants both show some light wear and light to medium fading in some spots. The inner waist liner grip has become brittle and is flaking off. The wing is fantastic condition.