Military Band Uniform Jacket; Unknown; 1880-1910; T2015.33
Military Band Uniform JacketAbout this object
Navy Military Band Uniform Jacket: Navy Felt with gold (now green) braid, fastens with 5 straps & toggles either side 1 toggle missing L side, braid & ornamentation on sleeves, Stand up collar with braid, R lapel 1 button 1 badge of crown L 1crown button missing, 10 hooks & eyes down front edge, back braided band and ornamentation up back and around 2 vents, 2 lower pockets either side, 1 inside chest pocket, inside has padding except for middle panel, cream striped lining in sleeves.Maker
1880-1910Medium and Materials
Shoulder to bottom 750mm Across shoulders 410mm, sleeves 640mmSubject and Association Keywords
This is no bands man jacket.
It is an Undress Patrol Jacket for Service in the Field. As described in the 1883 and 1891 War Office dress regulations for Colonels on the Staff and worn in New Zealand by Staff Officers. The black mohair braid and loops have faded and originally there would have been 4 netted olivets on each of the 5 rows of mohair loops.
Reference page 144, 226, 336 New Zealand Dress Regulations 1852-1909 by Barry O'Sullivan
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