Re: Need SA trowser details
"I intend this pair to be an earlier war type, and am wondering if the lower numbered inspectors were using the geometric desings instead of numbers at this time. Thanx in advance for any help."
While I have never encountered documentation for month and year, I believe the general "progression" of SA size and inspector stamps runs something like this:
Pre and Early War: Dot system, with inspector arabic numbers
Mid War: Size as medium arabic number over medium sized "SA," inspector as arabic number- but geometric shape, such as a round cross, for inspectors 1-4 (and possibly 1-8)
Late War Large "SA", with separate large arabic number for size, also may be a paper label.
Deciding what actually constitutes early, mid, and late is a harder matter.
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