Item 2020.2.2 - Lewis and Sears Tent and Awning Co. Tabard with Large Pockets

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2020.2.2

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Lewis and Sears Tent and Awning Co. Tabard with Large Pockets

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  • nd [1947-1962] (Creation)

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(1947-)

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The Yakima, Washington company was started in 1947 by Evelyn F. Sears and her husband John B. Sears in partnership with Kermit Lewis. They specialised in canvas tents, boat covers and tops, awnings and shades. The Sears' became sole owners when Lewis retired, trading as Sears Tent & Awning. Lewis and Sears Tent and Awning Co. were listed as suppliers in 1962 issues of MotorBoating and Boating magazines.

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Olive green canvas tabard with six large pockets on the front and back. The tabard has a low round neck and side openings which are edged in green cotton binding. The pockets have been made by one piece of fabric with inverted pleats at the bottom and then sewn vertically in six sections so they are wider at the top and stand away from the body of the tabard. The stitching is in yellow thread. The tabard is unlined and the makers label is sewn into the right rear inside.
Country of Design: United States
Country of Manufacture: United States

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Label: Manufacturers of Canvas Goods / Lewis and Sears / TENT and AWNING CO. / 903 / South First St. / YAKIMA - WASHINGTON
Materials: Cotton

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