Leather 1930 AVIATION FLIGHT SUIT Barnstormer Spaulding Style 402 Size 38 Long
Manufactured by the A. From 1928 to 1932. Style 402, Size 38 long. S ee scans for condition. NOT A MILITARY ITEM, BUT IS EARLY AVIATION ITEM, used by many WW1 aviators when barnstorming. A nice item considering the age, see the description details above – see scans. Great subject matter and eye appeal. Weighs around 11 pounds. Shows some typical wear & discoloration due to age, some staining due to age and use. Overall in nice condition, all is intact — camera doesn’t do justice to the rich leather color. Has the original Talon zippers, all work fine. Includes all the original buttons. Also Includes the original belt and full silk pile lining. Some cracking in leather, especially at the lower sleeves (see close-up scans #11 left sleeve and #12 right sleeve). Leather at bottom of pant legs has cracking also. This vintage leather flight suit was made by A. Aviation Clothing (see intact tag picture inside left chest area), between 1928 and 1932. It has a mouton collar, an offset closure, belted waist, large map pocket with sharply scalloped pocket flap, thigh pockets and a full silk pile lining. It is a size 38, and is their model 402. The suit has the original Talon Fastener Co. The zips are on the sleeves, legs, the chest and on two pass through pockets so the aviator could access his pants pockets. The fly opening is accomplished by a snap on the zipper tape. The large collar has a hook closure at the neck and a three button throat latch under the collar, to really secure it during open cockpit flight. While not his suit, Charles Lindbergh was a prominent endorser of Spaldings flight suits of this era. We strive for 5-star service , even though this is just a hobby for us. We are very careful to fully describe each item. The item “Leather 1930 AVIATION FLIGHT SUIT Barnstormer Spaulding Style 402 Size 38 Long” is in sale since Tuesday, November 21, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “mikek97″ and is located in Durham, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States