B15A...what do you know

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  1. blackrat2

    blackrat2 Member

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    Hi everyone, been looking at cloth jackets and am trying to broaden my knowledge of the B15 and B15a
    I see Talon were used for the zips and assume Crown and also I have noted Conmar,were there any others used.
    Do you know who the original makers were, have seen Werber, Hudson Garment Co and H Bernstein...anyone else add anything to the subject

    Thanks
     
  2. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Here are the complete lists.
    B-15 makers:
    Arnoff MFG Co
    Roughwear
    Berin Glove Co
    W&C Clothing Co
    Dann Clothing Co
    Monda Coat Co
    Excell Garment Co
    Superior Togs
    Ben Greenholtz & Co
    Felt Novelty MFG. Co
    Reed Productons Inc.
    Bobrich MFG Corp
    H.L.B.Corp
    L.S.L. Garment Co
    Metro Sportswear Inc
    Aero Leather clothing
    Good Wear Leather Coat Co. Inc
    Fitzwell Sportswear
    Werber Sportswear Co.

    B15A makers
    Bobrich
    Nunziato Scordo
    Sovereign MFG.Co
    L.S.L. Garment
    Arnoff
    Stagg Garment Co
    Ben Greenholtz
    Roughwear
    Reed Products Inc
    Metro Sportswear
    Excell
    Aero
    Superior Togs
    Werber
    Berk-Ray Corporation
    Hudson Garment
    Fitzwell
    Good Wear
    Ellis Coat Co.Inc

    NB. H. Bernstein made B-10s not B-15s or B-15As.
     
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  3. Grant

    Grant Active Member

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    Hey Blackrat,
    For what it's worth, I own a Rough Wear and Arnoff B-15A, both have black anodized Conmars.
     
  4. blackrat2

    blackrat2 Member

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    Cheers gents,Andrew thanks for the list...I have only seen brass on the few pics I have seen Grant, thanks for that.
     
  5. Peter Graham

    Peter Graham Well-Known Member

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    I owned a Roughwear B-15A with a Talon and it's the only one I've ever seen with one. Every other B-15 or B-15A I've seen has had a blackened Conmar. I don't think they ever had Crowns or Kwiks but I'd love to find out otherwise.
     
  6. blackrat2

    blackrat2 Member

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    I have seen one advertised with a Lenzip..believe this to be post war
     

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