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#1 27-06-2018 14:16:56

Markus
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Tropical Cap - Vorwerk und Sohn 1942

Hi, I don’t believe that a tropical cap from manufacturer Vorwerk und Sohn of Wuppertal-Barmen has been posted on the forum before, so here is a 1942 dated example. 

Forum members may have seen this on the WAF before – I acquired it from a previous owner through the E-stand.

Only history knows when the Edelweiss badge was added… in hand it looks like it has been there for a long time but who knows hmm

During WWII Vorwerk was a manufacturer of textile and rubber products.  It appears that the company is still operating today, but now focuses on automotive parts production.

Regards Markus

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#2 27-06-2018 19:53:14

RRA227
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Re: Tropical Cap - Vorwerk und Sohn 1942

Nice hat. Rich A. in Pa.


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#3 28-06-2018 06:50:21

msteve21
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Re: Tropical Cap - Vorwerk und Sohn 1942

Outstanding example of a mid war tropical cap Markus
Thx for showing
Msteve


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#4 28-06-2018 12:55:54

Markus
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Re: Tropical Cap - Vorwerk und Sohn 1942

Thanks for taking the time to respond and for the positive comments Rich and Msteve smile

Regards Markus

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#5 29-06-2018 11:22:25

msteve21
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Re: Tropical Cap - Vorwerk und Sohn 1942

Hey Markus, just got home after a 7 hour drive from Orange (NSW), fog, kangaroos and  B Doubles laden with Hay made it a very long trip, your tropical head gear pic is a nice way to finish off a Friday night, Thx
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#6 02-07-2018 04:49:28

Markus
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Re: Tropical Cap - Vorwerk und Sohn 1942

Thanks, any travel this time of year is testing.  With many parts of Australia in drought doesn't surprise me about the number of vehicles carrying hay.

Regards Mark

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#7 12-08-2018 22:36:13

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Re: Tropical Cap - Vorwerk und Sohn 1942

Nice collection of headgear Mark.
Your messkit also looks promising.


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#8 13-08-2018 02:39:12

Markus
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Re: Tropical Cap - Vorwerk und Sohn 1942

Thanks Chris.

Regards Markus smile

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