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    Posted: 06 Jan 2020 at 5:45pm

Years ago, i took up the hobby of collecting billheads, it's fairly inexpensive
and sometimes'  a great way to gain information.


Its interested me for years now, when was the first pocket put on, the bib part-
of a pair of- bib overalls?

This is no proof- but i do find it interesting- that the illustration has no pocket, on the bib.


Chinese Company

A possible link, I'll explain in another thread.

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Love that logo on the last one, that horseshoe is something special.
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Originally posted by likeacannon likeacannon wrote:

Love that logo on the last one, that horseshoe is something special.


We found a good luck overall in 2017- but i believe its from a different company.
Ill post the good luck overalls in a different thread tonight.
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Picked up a few billheads recently.


nbh1 by bottleswest, on Flickr


nbh2 by bottleswest, on Flickr


I'm willing to bet this company out of Sacramento- was making dart stitched pants in the 1880's


bh2 by bottleswest, on Flickr
bh1 by bottleswest, on Flickr


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Nice!
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A.B. Elfelt letterhead 1878


elfelt_letterhead by buler2008, on Flickr


elfelt_letterhead_zoom by buler2008, on Flickr


C.O. Ivory was Charles O. Ivory founder of Lodi, California and owner of the Ivory Store


elfelt_letterhead_store by buler2008, on Flickr


Do we know if A.B. was Augustus or Alfred?

elfelt_names by buler2008, on Flickr
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I want to say Augustus, been so long I’m not sure, I did receive a call- years ago from
A guy named Paul Elfelt, according to him, he was one of 48 Elfelt’s in the US. Paul told me
His family had no idea of their Jewish heritage, then he read in his local newspaper a story about
His grandfather ( who was still alive at the time) I want to say, Paul lived in Wisconsin? It’s been
So many years, I forget that too.
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Really nice billheads! Would you consider selling the Elkhead Shirts billhead? I have an early workshirt made by Elkhead that would pair so nicely with this little piece of history. It's the gem of my collection. Thanks for the consideration. Also, I love this forum! First post and so much to explore. 

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Originally posted by mplusignan mplusignan wrote:

Really nice billheads! Would you consider selling the Elkhead Shirts billhead? I have an early workshirt made by Elkhead that would pair so nicely with this little piece of history. It's the gem of my collection. Thanks for the consideration. Also, I love this forum! First post and so much to explore. 

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Sure- I’ll have to locate it first, my filing system is the most
Ridiculous thing you ever saw, just found my punk 45’s yesterday
In a box- I’ll start the hunt.
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Maybe you’ll find some gems during the search! I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for punk 45s…. Good luck mate and thank you so much :) :)
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