Correct Alternative on Persons Tool Pouch

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Michael Boyd

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 27, 2017
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Is there a correct alternative to the Persons Tool Pouch used on G519 bicycles or is anyone reproing them. Just curious, Mike
 

Bozman

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Aug 6, 2009
765
Alexandria, Virginia United States
Is there a correct alternative to the Persons Tool Pouch used on G519 bicycles or is anyone reproing them. Just curious, Mike
No one is reproducing them right now. The only correct tool bag is the issued one. They do periodically show up for sale.

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Michael Boyd

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 27, 2017
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Ok, so when you are displaying it or using the bicycle at a WW2 living history event, if you haven’t found one yet(since they seem a little scarce) , do you go without?
 

Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
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Evans, GA
How many people there do you think will even know it should have one? V/r Shawn
 
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HUFFMANBILL

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 9, 2014
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A lot of the PERSONS tool pouches did not even last the war. When you look at some of the wartime pics the tool pouch as well as pump and even the delta light is missing, usually I suspect, due to wear and tear. Go without the pouch and if anyone asks tell them somebody took it while you were attending a pre-flight meeting on base. The last original pouch that I recently saw on ebay went for $405.00 before shipping cost.
 

Michael Boyd

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 27, 2017
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Good idea! And one could always sling the old Musette Bag on the bike...
Which brings up another question....
Did any of the WW2 US military bicycles have a rack on the rear fender?
 

DaGasMan

Look Ma, No Hands!
Apr 16, 2019
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What about these Persons tool bags? Are they the same dimensions as the military tool bag ? It stands to reason Persons wouldn’t necessarily change all the tooling to create another tool bag. The one style appears to have been slightly upgraded with jewels and studs for that ‘50s appeal. (Images came from two older CABE listings.)

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DaGasMan

Look Ma, No Hands!
Apr 16, 2019
83
52
Long Island
That top of be looks like it would work, what is the date on that one?
I honestly couldn’t tell what the date(s) of manufacture are. I used photos from previous “for sale” images as examples. But if I had to guess I’d hazard that Persons had leftover materials from wartime production and continued to make and sell their tool bags without the OD paint scheme. But that would depend on someone offering the rough dimensions of an original from a G519. Note also, the second version with the studs also has a changed stamp reading “Genuine Leather”.
 
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DaGasMan

Look Ma, No Hands!
Apr 16, 2019
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Long Island
Good idea! And one could always sling the old Musette Bag on the bike...
Which brings up another question....
Did any of the WW2 US military bicycles have a rack on the rear fender?
To the best of my knowledge there weren't any WW2 US Military bicycles issued with a rear fender rack.
 

Michael Boyd

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 27, 2017
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I’ve been looking at as many pictures as I can find and I haven’t seen one yet.....but you never know.....it’s WW2, and all bets usually are off!
 
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