WWI US Army Aviation Gloves -
Military aviation was a new concept during World War One. The aircraft had not been around for too
long and its military applications were fairly limited. However, the need for a new breed of
equipment was apparent.
This is a US army pair of pilot gloves. As issued during World War One. Manufactured of
brown leather and wool. very heavy duty construction as to protect the hands from the cold
weather encountered when flying with an open cockpit.
This page is a recognition and identification guide for WWI US military collectibles.
Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out
clearly defined points that should be noted.
One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my WWI US item worth?".
A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the collectibles is
reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth
of the American military artifacts in the collector's market is illustrated.
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Each glove has a black enamel snap with white letters that read "Grinnel - make". The logo
of the company consisted of a diamond shape with the letter "G" in the center.
The gloves have a black tag with yellow/gold letters sewn to the inside.
Since aviation was so new to this time period, many of the flight accessories were manufactured
as civilian items as opposed to actually having a military contract number,
This WWI US military collectible may be currently
It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because
the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with
the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this item.
Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of
If you have an interest is seeing other WWI US military collectibles, you can do so by going
to our The History of the American Military Uniform identification and price guide.