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#1 15-09-2015 16:38:18

CABrown
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M29 Telo Mimetico Camouflage

Are there any authorities in Telo Mimetico on this board? I have a shelter half that I bought on eBay that I am trying to date.

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#2 15-09-2015 22:06:20

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Re: M29 Telo Mimetico Camouflage

Metal buttons? Plastic buttons?  Markings? Pic?  Rich A. in Pa.


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#3 15-09-2015 22:42:05

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Re: M29 Telo Mimetico Camouflage

Sewn grommets in the corners, metal buttons, haven't found any markings yet. Will post pictures as soon as feasible.

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#4 16-09-2015 03:00:40

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Re: M29 Telo Mimetico Camouflage

Here are a few pictures. I apologize for the poor quality. I took these with my phone:

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2771_italian_shelter2.jpg

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2771_italian_shelter12.jpg

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2771_italian_shelter13.jpg

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2771_italian_shelter14.jpg

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#5 17-09-2015 03:19:00

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Re: M29 Telo Mimetico Camouflage

Ya wanted pictures, I posted pictures. Comments?

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#6 17-09-2015 14:24:24

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Re: M29 Telo Mimetico Camouflage

I have one like that with plastic buttons and another that is reversable to a different shade. Those are post war. My others have the hole for use as a poncho with sewn metal buttons. Those are W.W.2. I think yours is post war. Rich A. in Pa.


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#7 17-09-2015 18:01:44

CABrown
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Re: M29 Telo Mimetico Camouflage

Rich,
One of the characteristics of the wartime poncho/shelters is that they were printed with a narrower roller that resulted in the edge of the material having a brown line. When the two halves of the shelter were sewn together, that resulted in a brown "spine" down the middle of the shelter (see above photo). Later shelters/ponchos don't have this tell-tale line. I have one of each. Any idea when the roller size may have been changed? That will help to determine the latest this one could have been made.

I found out that tid-bit here:

http://www.dererstezug.com/italiancamo.htm

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#8 17-09-2015 21:00:01

PAOLORUBENS
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Re: M29 Telo Mimetico Camouflage

hello gents , those shelters are considered officially and unofficially WWII because buttonholes in thread were produced till 1950 .
best
Paolo
ps ... always interested in italian headgears

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#9 17-09-2015 21:23:50

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Re: M29 Telo Mimetico Camouflage

Thanks, Paolo. That helps. What about the printing roller question? I have a later poncho/shelter that doesn't have the brown "spine". It is the same size as the one pictured, so it would have had to have been printed with a wider roller. I'll try to post a picture of it for comparison.

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#10 17-09-2015 21:31:18

CABrown
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Re: M29 Telo Mimetico Camouflage

Here are pictures of the two shelter halves I have:

Definitely Post-WW2 (no brown spine down the middle and metal grommets in the corners w/ riveted brown metal buttons)

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2771_italian_shelter_1.jpg

Possibly WW2 (brown spine from narrower printing roller, sewn grommets in the corners, sewn metal buttons)
(I rotated the image 90degrees to make it easier to see the "spine" I mentioned)

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2771_italian_shelter_ww2.jpg

Just as a side note, the top one's colors are darker than the bottom one. Another anomaly...

Last edited by CABrown (17-09-2015 22:53:55)

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#11 17-09-2015 21:57:28

RRA227
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Re: M29 Telo Mimetico Camouflage

Paolo,Unofficialy W.W.2? So that would be Occupation? Resistance era? Forgot to tell you the next Show here is in October. Rich A. in Pa.


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#12 17-09-2015 22:24:46

CABrown
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Re: M29 Telo Mimetico Camouflage

I'll try to get some better photos and post more of each one.

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#13 17-09-2015 22:50:39

PAOLORUBENS
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Re: M29 Telo Mimetico Camouflage

ciao Rich ... I mean that is impossible determine if is war or post war because they didn't change style ... was kinda ironic cool of course everyone prefers consider it WWII .
I won't be in the US next month ... but for sure Nov and Dec , hopefully we will finally meet wink

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