Private's Coat 1793


The sergeant's hat is plain black with stiffeners in the front and back. At this time line This actual example of a private's coat shows how the white lace was sewn on at the back. The cross-pocket has four buttons and loops and is framed all around. The turnbacks are edged with lace and tied back with a simple blue shape, framed in thin white lace and having a central pewter button. Where the tails of the coat meet, the lace forms a bastion loop with two loops either side.

The cuffs and lapels have pointed loops in pairs. The epaulettes are blue with white lace edges, a small button at one end and a tuft at the other. For a close up view of the pocket and cuff see Detail.


Uniforms | Regimental Details




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by Stephen Luscombe