The Galoot Stealth Cap

Early in 1999, Paddy O'Deen (aka Patrick Olguin) made available "Stealth" Gray Galoot baseball caps to subscribers to the oldtools discussion list.  On the east coast, the caps made their debut at Spicer's Tool Auction. March 20, 1999 in N. Kingston, RI.   These caps were designed to be cryptic under low light (crepuscular or indoor situations) such  as at auctions and early morning tailgates and flea markets.  You can judge their effectiveness from the following pictures taken at this premier Stealth event.

Some of the oldtools galoots in attendence:

This is Matt Glass on the right, and an unidentifiable waif on the left. That's me, in the middle, with my Stealth cap.

This is Charlie Newbold on the right, and Paul Honore on the left--serving as lookout. Again, that person in the middle, with the Stealth cap, is me.

Here is the object of the day's affection. An I. Nicholson Crown Molding Plane. That's me in the Stealth cap, holding it.

This is Bill Spicer, starting the auction. The guy standing next to him--in the Stealth Cap watching for bids--is me.







Here are Gary Roberts, Tad Truex in the middle, and yours truly on the right--all  wearing Stealth caps