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Wool Coatee

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Title:  

Wool Coatee
Date:
circa 1820

Content Description: 

Gray wool broadcloth coatee with a standing collar, almost certainly for a member of a volunteer militia company. The coat is unlined except for sleeves which are lined in a coarsely woven cotton. The breast is padded, and there are pockets in the tails. Flat gilt braid is only on the collar. Fragmentary original flat black braid survives; frogs on breast, cuffs and on pleated tails. It has forty-eight stamped brass buttons bearing a bugle horn with stars motif ("Superfine Imperial Standard" on reverse of the buttons).

Physical Description: 

Wool, cotton, brass. Greatest length - 36 1/2"; Width back at shoulders - 13"

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
49.20.1
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village

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