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Accession number 2002.140
Catalog Number 2002.140.2
Object Name Uniform
Description "Original U.S. M1832 Infantry Field Officer's full dress uniform coatee with New York usage. Navy-blue melton wool with white kersimere wool turn backs, 44 silver infantry buttons (breast buttons show eagle on globe-NY, the rest are U.S Infantry.) The matching silver bullion hunting horns are on each tail and early silver epaulettes still remain." (original pastperfect description)

The dress uniform dark blue wool is on the inside and outside of the jacket. In the main body of the jacket these layers sandwich a thicker red colored plain weave wool fabric inner core. There is an inner core of stiff jute in either shoulder and the top of each sleeve is slightly puffed out with cotton batting. Two rows of buttons run down the front center of the jacket and button holes are located on both the left and right side of the opening to provide the ability to button left over right or right over left. The tail elements of the jacket are faced on the inside with "white kersimere wool" which is turned back onto the back of the tails. There is a slit-opening pocket on both of the tails. The openings are located along the top inner vertical edge of each tail.

Metallic thread ribbon tabs are used as decoration on the collar, bottom of sleeves and on the back tails. Each metallic ribbon is folded back on itself to make a triangular tip that is associated with a silver button. "Bullion hunting horns" are made from metallic thread coils and silver sequins.

The silver epaulettes are tied to the coat through two holes in the shoulder of the coat. The tied cotton ribbons are visible on the inside of the coat. The silver coils on each epaulette consist of and outer row of 18 large silver coils (1.3cm diameter, 9.4 cm long) and 37 smaller coils (0.6 cm diameter, approximately 8.8cm long) underneath.
Date 1832
Dimensions W-19 L-39 inches
Collection Militaria
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