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    edstorey
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    Leather Jerkins

    Post by edstorey on Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:29 am

    There was some discussion about Leather Jerkins in another post on 1937 Pattern Web, so I thought I would start a new thread.   These are images of some of the Leather Jerkins that I hold in my collection.

    This first example is British manufactured and 1939 dated.



    This camouflaged example is 1944 dated.



    This modified Leather Jerkin (by an RCDC Sgt who was attached to No. 6 Group in the UK) is 1942 dated.



    Finally this is a 1943 dated Canadian manufactured Leather Jerkin.


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    Re: Leather Jerkins

    Post by coococachu on Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:07 pm

    Here is my Canadian dated 1943


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    Canadian Leather Jerkins

    Post by edstorey on Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:21 pm

    It seems that 1943 was the year for Canadian manufactured Leather Jerkins. Who produced your jerkin?

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    Re: Leather Jerkins

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    Re: Leather Jerkins

    Post by coococachu on Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:22 pm

    Is it the same manufacturer as yours?

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    Re: Leather Jerkins

    Post by edstorey on Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:30 pm

    The one I have handy is D.A. Miller from Montreal - 1943. Not sure about the other Canadian examples.

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    Re: Leather Jerkins

    Post by coococachu on Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:46 pm

    That is the only one I own, and I'm not sure of any other maker either.

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    Re: Leather Jerkins

    Post by George G on Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:51 pm

    The Canadian ones are black?

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    Canadian Leather Jerkins

    Post by edstorey on Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:37 am

    Dark Brown exterior and black or dark blue lining.

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    Leather Jerkins

    Post by zekehp on Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:18 pm

    Here are 2 WW2 Canadian Jerkins in my collection. Both dated 1943. Please see the photos below.





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    Re: Leather Jerkins

    Post by Sullivan on Tue Dec 30, 2014 2:45 am

    Have seen a 1940 dated Canadian Jerkin, dark leather and blue lining.

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    Re: Leather Jerkins

    Post by servicepub on Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:21 am

    I have a British jerkin for sale on e-bay right now.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/221645346561?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
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    Post by jm on Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:14 am

    Rare example of modified Canadian jerkin from my collection.




    I have found images of Canadian Grenadier Guards and Film & Photo Unit who worn these modified jerkins.

    If you search at collectionscanada.gc.ca  you will find more images of these examples.

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    Re: Leather Jerkins

    Post by jm on Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:26 am



    Here you go!

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    Modified Leather Jerkin

    Post by edstorey on Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:51 am

    That modified Jerkin is a beaut! Nice piece.

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    Re: Leather Jerkins

    Post by jm on Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:54 am

    Thank you! The leather jerkin (modified with leather sleeves) from your collection is a rare one aswell, see image below. The jerkin below has a different collar compared to your jerkin.


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