A faded red silk jockey's cap. The interior is lined in white. " Garment by / W.J. EMMERTON / HAWERA " is written in black on a label mounted on the interior. " G BETTLE " is handwritten on the interior. Two lengths of ribbon are attached on the back of the cap.
This bright silk cap was made by W J Emmerton, which from the 1940s was a clothing manufacturer in Hawera. It’s likely this cap was worn for races at the nearby Egmont Racing Club. The cap has the name G Bettle written inside its interior, and although this may be the name of the jockey who wore the cap, we don’t know for certain.
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