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47-51 TAP smocks
Old 07-16-2019, 09:34 PM   #1
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Default 47-51 TAP smocks


Here’s 2 variants of the 51 smock
One is Europe pattern
One is Asian


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Old 07-17-2019, 11:53 AM   #2
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Granted, there were some slight variations in the French fabrics, but that one on the right has the light khaki base color so closely associated with the 47-51. The one on the left looks more like the 47-52 fabric.
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Of course I mis titled
It is a 1947 smock and a 51 smock
Here’s the 47 back pockets and the 51 back pockets
By 52 pockets were removed and print had changed


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The 47 pockets have a smoother edge than the 51
This pattern is the grandfather of tigerstripe that the Viets will invent a decade later


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Old 07-18-2019, 03:44 AM   #5
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Beautiful smocks!

French lizard is my favorite pattern, in all its variants.
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The breast pockets on the 47 with two buttons should have been a giveaway. Nice jackets. Is the 47-51 from Panzerfaust1943? I had him make up a bunch of 47-52 repros that came out absolutely tops.
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I dont know the guy.
both are originals.
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Awesome smocks, Owen, thanks for posting!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kammo man View Post
I dont know the guy.
both are originals.
Very interesting. I like seeing items that run counter to our expectations. Thanks.
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