Monday, September 2, 2013

Aero Leather Clothing Company - Beacon, NY


The Aero Leather Clothing Company was founded c. 1937 by former Werber employees Abraham Wolkowitz and John Lieberman. They produced jackets at the former Paterson Overall Co. mill, located at 79 Ferry Street, Beacon, NY. Wolkowitz was born in Poland in 1900, and came over sometime before 1920. He was extremely active in Beacon's Jewish community- a window he donated to the BHA Sanctuary can be seen here. Into the 1940s, Wolkowitz roomed in a house at 56 Teller Ave, Beacon, NY with his younger brother, Ralph Wolkowitz (operator at Aero) and Abraham Kauffman (cutter at Aero) and his family. 



The Aero factory no longer stands, but here is the house where the owner and several employees lived.


5 comments:

  1. Hi, my grandfather was in the army air corp and while I don't have any of him in his jacket I do have his jacket still...He was the sixth man in the scouting planes in Japan and he would photograph installations and movements of Japanese forces, when he came back after the war he switch jobs and became part of the corrections/military police and was over a mess hall at one point at Forbes airforce base in Topeka Ks.

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  2. Hi I have an old jacket I'm trying to figure out mre about it has a ironed on patch that says army Air Force it's really old by way leather is wat info do u need to help me

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    1. Sam you can always email me. ...himelator@Hotmail. Com

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  3. I have a old leather coat that says army Air Force on shoulder iriond on tag is in all caps and says type b-7 spec. No.3-20 order no. 42-7615 property Air Force army aero leather CLO.co beacon NY 38r

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  4. I recently inherited my uncles B6 jacket produced by Aero Leather Co.

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