Picked up this Seaman 1c Navy jumper, the other day, assuming it was WWII or later dated. On closer inspection, Iím not so sure that it is not pre-WWII, I just donít have the knowledge or reference materials to say so for sure. Canít find diddly on the internet to nail it down conclusively so I figured Iíd as the experts!
Not great photos but I think I have shown enough to date the jumper. It is made of HEAVY HEAVY wool and the one thing that makes me think pre WWII is the waist drawstring, which I believe was done away with in 1941. Not sure of the label provides a clue.
Weíve got a few other WWII or later period jumpers and none of them have this feature. I donít think the WWII period, and later, jumpers were made of wool material quite this heavy either, none of our other jumpers are.
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