First off, I do need all sorts of help. But I am reaching out in this one specific case. As you may already know, I purchased this Shop Coat at lake Dora from a fellow WoodyBoater. The story is it was a from a former factory worker at Chris Craft. But it is also possible that it may have been from a Marina or other places. These coats were available with what ever logo you wanted.
I did some quick research and more importantly called my son Ham at LOWTIMERS who is an expert on this kinda stuff. Like when did you learn all that stuff. Yes the parents are always the last to know. Anyway I digress from my fatherly pride.
The coat is dated from the late 40’s to early 50’s based on the material used. A herring bone pattern
Further more the tag on it is a company that made these in that time period. They are in Indiana and many of these companies existed in local areas. So Michigan is not all that bit of a stretch, or maybe the boat co he worked for was in the Chicago, or Indiana area. See name? This is a clue? Anyone heard,,,,herd.. of this company?
The Buttons. They are special buttons used right after the way to save on materials. These are a def time stamp
And the most obvious tell is the logo. This is the logo I call the Right After The War Logo. Not the pre war or post war logo we are all used to seeing.1948-1952
So what do I need help with? Any photos of workers in these coats? Any info on the Giel Boat Co? My plan is to frame it BTW.