Original U.S. WWII Army M1942 Camouflage Jungle Suit Herring Bone Twill Coveralls with Internal Suspenders by Blue Bell-Globe - Dated 1943

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a United States Army produced size 38L Camouflage HBT Coverall Fatigue Uniform set in “Frogskin” pattern camouflage. This reversible one piece coverall was designed for combat in jungle/tropical conditions. It features 13 star metal buttons on the cuffs and large cargo pockets flaps which are held down by stout brass friction snaps. While developed by the Army, these coveralls are best known for use by the Marines in the Pacific Theater during WW2.

Overall condition is very good with signs of little wear. Fully functional TALON zipper, and functional unmarked snaps. These are always hard to find as most were well used and discarded. Originally fitted with internal suspenders, which proved impractical, they were usually discarded but are present in this example.

Approximate Measurements:
Collar to shoulder: 10"
Shoulder to sleeve: 26”
Shoulder to shoulder: 18”
Chest width: 121"
Waist width: 17"
Front length: 63"

This set has another hard to find component present, the original tag located inside the right hip pocket! The tag is still very much legible and states 1943 manufacture by Blue Bell-Globe Manufacturing Company. Blue Bell, Inc. was founded on August 20, 1904 by Charles C. Hudson in Greensboro, North Carolina succeeding the business of Hudson Manufacturing Company. Its industry was work apparel and its headquarters were in Greensboro, North Carolina (1904-1987) and Wyomissing, Pennsylvania (1987-1994).
It merged with the Big Ben Manufacturing Company in 1926, and merged with the Globe Superior Corporation in 1936.

A great set that comes more than ready for further research and display.

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