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Right now I am selling an early type Levi‘s LVC Type 2 Lot. 507 Jacket  SOLD! Any infos in addition to mentioned in listing would be appreciated, thank you. Only thing I remember, got the jacket +10 years ago, but I forgot the determining factors... (getting older or better simply handled to many items all over the years).

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Hey all, I recently found what I believe to be an LVC Type 2 at the flea market. Cardstock patch in good condition, big E, selvedge around the inside edge, silver buttons with no numbers, and the panels are slightly irregular in colouration. Any ideas what collection this could be from? I'm erring toward Made in Japan.




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2 years back, I turned a few friends on to a mining system- that I was never going to go in (we don’t repell down shafts)
They ended up finding a major Levi puzzle piece-from what I think is the 1876 time period ( I believe the mine started sometime in1875) Unfortunately this piece went under the knife back in the day, so what’s left of the pant is most of the waistband- both front pockets- the fly and no back pocket.

For the first time- I got to see a readable Levi label from the mid 1870’s—- It’s changed what we know

It looks that, maybe as early as 1874- Levi leather labels had (every pair guaranteed)

Sometime in the 1880’s the label changed from saying duck and denim pants to duck and denim clothing (The LVC wording label always says duck and denim clothing)

Sometime in 1887- the white labor white women factory on Fremont street opened- the factory was- in what was called the Donahue building-the Donahue building was being constructed in 1885-86 and by the end of 1886 it was complete and the first tenant moved into the building ( the first tenant was named and moved into the building November of 1886- and it wasn’t Levi Strauss)

This is how we pegged Levi starting their new factory sometime in 1887

Levi has in their archive a 1887 XX factory pant with blank shank buttons and it has the wording label still intact
I’m not sure what’s on the label- but one thing is clear- in somewhat big letters, stamped diagonal across the patch is the words ( white labor only) You might recall we found a double pleated 1 pocket Levi jacket that had the same label that I described- I thought our jacket at the time was from the 1889 time period when most likely it was from the 1887 time period.

We know now that the 2 horse brand label was trademarked in California- February of 1888 and this is when we think the 2 horse brand was first being put on pants- the old information still stands when it comes to the 2 horse brand progression- when the 2hb first started- every pair guaranteed was no longer on the label- it looks as if lot numbers and every garment guaranteed was put back on the label- sometime in 1894

So some of my information given early on in this thread (is wrong) Levi’s kid duck pants are older than we thought and Leather labels did say every pair guaranteed up until- most likely 1888


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