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WW2 USAAF "crusher" cap

Article about: Evening gentlemen, this is not my usual area of collecting but I have always wanted a REAL OFFICERS CRUSHER from WW2 as I live in the 8th Air Forces "back yard" of Norfolk England.

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    Evening gentlemen, this is not my usual area of collecting but I have always wanted a REAL OFFICERS CRUSHER from WW2 as I live in the 8th Air Forces "back yard" of Norfolk England. This one really looks 100% correct to me and not one of those caps that has had the stiffener removed to give it the "look". This could just well be the start of getting together a full "flyer's" uniform over time, so I wanted to get a quality piece to begin with! If I have made a serious error with this one, please correct me! Leon.
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    Hi Leon, you made made a good purchase. Just the job.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Excellent Leon.

    Look like a beautiful private purchase hat.

    Here is a little info on the maker. An old company that went out of business in the 1960's. Apparently all American presidents in the 1900's wore a Knox up till JFK.

    Regards

    Michael

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    Knox Hat Company History
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    Hi Leon, you made made a good purchase. Just the job.

    Cheers, Ade.
    Thanks Ade, I was hoping for a "thumbs up" from an experienced collector as these "crushers" are not my "expertise". The overall look of the piece, the seller (bombphoons museums) and a beer(or two) gave me that "stupid" confidence to buy before I posted (not something I would normally recommend). Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    Quote by MAP View Post
    Excellent Leon.

    Look like a beautiful private purchase hat.

    Here is a little info on the maker. An old company that went out of business in the 1960's. Apparently all American presidents in the 1900's wore a Knox up till JFK.

    Regards

    Michael

    Knox New York Hat Company - Bernard Hats

    Knox Hat Company History

    Hi Michael, thank you for that additional information, most appreciated. I guess I can add some serious dollars onto the value of this one if I can say a US president wore it! (only joking) Cheers, Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    Unfortunately the only president that i know that was a pilot during the war was George Bush (the 1st) but he was in the Navy......
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    Quote by MAP View Post
    Unfortunately the only president that i know that was a pilot during the war was George Bush (the 1st) but he was in the Navy......
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    Evening gents, the "crusher" has arrived and it's a beauty, as floppy as a half melted cheese square! I have ordered some nice HS-33 "phones" to display with it from the US, so as and when they arrive I will post a picture of the finished display. Leon.
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    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    A very nice, true, crush cap. You did very well buddy.

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    Excellent looking Crusher
    It looks like your headset has the correct PL 354 plug that's another
    Now all you need is to get yourself a throat mic and that set up will be awesome.
    Congrat Leon

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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