Jul 13, 2011

1950's Gross Rail Chief Vintage Work Jacket

1950's era Rail Chief union made sanforized cotton twill work jacket manufactured by the Gross Galesburg Co. From the vintage workwear collection, seen in Lightning Magazine's American Heritage issue Vol. 101, page 027.
GROSS Rail Chief UNION MADE • SANFORIZED • printed label
Angled chest pocket features classic Talon zipper with diamond pull
Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union Label

Close up of backside waist adjustors with convex buttons


  1. Nice! Been looking for a nice light vintage work jacket for a while now. So far, I've only had luck finding more modern (60's or newer) stuff.

  2. Thanks Matt,
    Said jacket has been in the collection for around 10 years. I've always had a thing for 3 pocket work jackets. Add a red zipper and it's a done deal. Let me know if you want me to keep an eye out for anything in particular.

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