Military Cap; Hobson & Sons Ltd; c.1850-1900; 2010_338_3

Name/Title

Military Cap

About this object

Rifle Volunteer uniform hat, black felt, wide black braid around brim, silver metal thread cap badge on front of a rifle bugle, peak has metal braid trim, on flat crown is a flower styled emblem in black braid, leather strip sewn around inside of brim, lined inside with red stitched silk, and label in centre. Label reads 'Hobson and Sons, Military Tailore, Outfitters and Contractors, 37 & 38 Little Windmills St, Haymarket, London W'. Used as a 'prop' by donors uncle Egbert Dowson who put on helioscopic lantern shows throughout Northland pre 1900. He died of enteric fever 9 February 1902 on board ship in Africa before coming home from the Boer War.

Maker

Hobson & Sons Ltd

Maker Role

hatter

Date Made

c.1850-1900

Place Made

England

Medium and Materials

felt

Measurements

Diameter 58.5cm, width 18cm, height 12cm

Subject and Association Description

cap, military

Collection

Dowson Collection

Credit Line

Melvin Dowson

Object Type

cap

Object number

2010_338_3

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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