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Old School Body Armor

Article about: Bought this a few months ago. It's a old ballistic vest from years past. It's made by the Spooner Armor Company USA. I'm not sure if it's military but it has the color. The inside is leather

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    Bought this a few months ago. It's a old ballistic vest from years past. It's made by the Spooner Armor Company USA. I'm not sure if it's military but it has the color. The inside is leather and the plates are rigid and arranged like scales overlapping on the edges. If anyone has any info on this please chime in. My research has turned up little.Click image for larger version. 

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    Bernard Spooner patented Body Armor from 1924 until his death in 1957, after which the company's name was changed...Perhaps a better look at the patent-number would be helpful in narrowing down the date of production...
    Glenn

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    Are those press stud fasteners on the shoulders? if so it looks like it could be the flak vest worn by US WW2 bomber crews, they needed something quick realease in case of a bale out!..
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    Here are some closeups. There is no patent number that I can see. Only what's here. It appears the snaps can be popped in just a second and the whole thing will fall off.Click image for larger version. 

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