Parachute inspectors stamper and case
just thought i would show you my most recent acquisition!! its a parachute inspectors stamping kit. i would love to hear your thoughts, but more importantly it would be amazing if anyone had a parachute with this stamp on it! i know its a long shot, but you never know !!
The text reads:
"Attention! In order to stamp the parachute use only the ink pad and the ink pad and the ink colour provided within the case. Without oil and acid free."
Also has a name, Theodor Kaifer which i'm fairly sure is the maker, so nice to put a name to it
01-05-2016 11:35 PM
That is pretty cool. Thanks for showing.
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Yes a very interesting item i have never seen one before , thank you for showing
It's not "Kaifer", but "Kaiser":
"Theodor Kaiser, stamp factory, Bln. [= Berlin] SW68"
The Berlin phone book still lists a Stempelfabrik Kaiser, so apparently, they are still in business.
A full translation of the text is:
"Only the inkpad and the stamping ink included in the case are to be used for stamping the parachutes. When re-ordering stamping ink, 'aniline-glycerin stamping ink, without oil, black (Pelikan), acid-free' is to be expressly stated."
"Pelikan" was and still is a major manufacturer of stamps, stamping inks, inkpads etc.
It's a neat item!
Searching for information, material and items of RAD "Hessen-Süd" (where my father was probably in K-Einsatz, combat engagement, in the Alps in 1945), IR 87 (where my grandfather was during campaign in France in 1940), Gardegrenadierregiment Nr. 3 "Königin Elisabeth" (where my grand-uncle was at Craonne/Chemin des Dames in France in 1917)
I can't say that I've ever seen another like it. Definitely genuine, from it's appearance, and about as rare as they get! A Superb find, any way you look at it! Well done!
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