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1944 Gloves/Mittens


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I think they may be for use in artillery when handling shells. I have seen and collected several similar types of lightweight gloves, there were even long 'mosquito gloves' in khaki or jungle green which tied with a cotton lace near the elbow.


the V prefixed number is the manufacturer's code number, V for Victoria, N for New South Wales etc.

A file in official archives mentioned a perceived benefit to makers who were displaying their name or brand on clothing and all sorts of other items, so from around 1941/2 to level the playing field the code numbers were issued to suppliers to the government. This continued till the end of the war and a short time after (from examples I have seen)




Andrew B

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