H011881 TWO BELT SUPPORT HOOKS. (Seitenhaken)

BACKGROUND: The belt support hooks were utilized with the service tunic and the field blouse to assist in supporting and distributing the weight of the equipment on the load carrying waist belt. The service tunic and the field blouse were equipped with four sets of three, vertically aligned, stitched eyelets at the waistline to accommodate the belt support hooks. Originally the field blouses were also equipped with a separate, removable, internal pair of belt hook support straps which were abolished in phases, starting in 1939 with the introduction of the combat Y-straps. Units issued with the new combat Y-straps discontinued issue of the removable straps. In 1942 cyclist units discontinued use of the removable straps and in April 1943 they were abolished altogether and replaced with four, small, integral straps with stitched eyelets which were sewn directly into the field blouse. The belt support hooks would be inserted through the eyelets of the retaining straps and then through the eyelets on the service tunic or field blouse.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Two zinc wire construction belt support hooks. Excellent uniform accessories in overall excellent condition!

GRADE ****3/4                             PRICE $39.00

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