Cromwell Rifle Volunteers jacket; Unknown; Unknown; CR1984.181.1

Name/Title

Cromwell Rifle Volunteers jacket

About this object

Red suede uniform jacket of the Cromwell Rifle Volunteers. The jacket has a white collar and cuffs with braid frogging above the cuffs. The epaulets are outlined in white braid and have C V R embroidered on them. Insignia, in silver, are sewn on the upper part of each sleeve. The upper one shows a crown over crossed swords over two bugles. Below are sewn Sergeant stripes. There are six buttons remaining.The jacket is fully lined with a cotton fabric and pocket is sewn in the lining on the left side.
This jacket belonged to James Crabbe of Bannockburn who was a sergeant in the Rifle Volunteers when they formed in 1876.

Maker

Unknown

Maker Role

Tailor

Date Made

Unknown

Period

1880's

Place Made

New Zealand

Medium and Materials

Suede
Cotton
Metal

Inscription and Marks

C V R on epauletes
Crown over Crossed Swords over two Bugles
On buttons NZ in centre and RIFLE VOLUNTEERS around outside.

Measurements

L 745mm (shoulder to hem) X W 510mm
Sleeve L 53mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Textiles

Subject and Association Keywords

Uniforms

Subject and Association Keywords

Clothing & accessories

Subject and Association Keywords

Military

Credit Line

From the Collection of the Cromwell Museum

Object Type

Clothing, uniforms

Object number

CR1984.181.1

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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