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    Posted 3 months ago

    Janes
    (11 items)

    Trying to date this army blanket. Is this a date on the tag? Or a serial number? I couldn’t find dating info, except for for sale items, which I’m not sure I should trust.

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    1. dav2no1 dav2no1, 3 months ago
      It appears they had contracts with the military for World War 1.

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portland_Woolen_Mills
    2. scottvez scottvez, 3 months ago
      It is indeed a date.

      scott
    3. keramikos, 3 months ago
      Hi Janes. :-)

      Yes, that does seem to be a date. Here is a similar Portland Woolen Mills army blanket at Chairish (they seem to have had quite a run on September 26th, 1917):

      *snip*

      Antique 1917 WWI Portland Woolen Mills U.S. Army blanket. This blanket features a dark green stripe over the olive ground with a brown U.S. logo in the center and the original Portland Woolen Mills tag. The tag dates the blanket to 09-24-17 [sic] from the S.F. Depot.

      *snip*

      https://www.chairish.com/product/157152/1917-wwi-portland-woolen-mills-army-blanket

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