Nov 28, 2011

GROSS GALESBURG CO. Rail Chief UNION MADE SANFORIZED Work Jacket

Vintage 1940s-1950s era NOS Gross Rail Chief Cossack Style UNION MADE SANFORIZED salt & pepper whipcord work jacket with heavy flannel lining

Pointed corduroy collar & much favored single angled chest pocket featuring chain pull type brass zipper with red twill tape


Close up of salt & pepper whipcord fabric, side waist adjustment strap & embossed cuff snap
Unused Gross Galesburg Co. Rail Chief promotional matchbook


Gross Galesburg building fire, East Ferris St., Galesburg ILL. Nov 19 1937. The Gross Brothers Manufacturing Co. was established in Galesburg ILL. by Joseph Gross  to manufacture overalls in February 1901. 
The Gross Galesburg Co. remained owned by the Gross family until its sale in 1978 to Carhartt.

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