Coat, Railways

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Circa 1960
A full length double-breasted woollen overcoat. The coat is dark navy blue, and made of lamb's wool. It has two rows of black plastic buttons and button holes down each side of the coat. There are two pockets with flaps on the outside, and a third pocked inside the coat. There is a belt with a rusted end around the waist of the coat, as well as a spare belt.
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Circa 1960
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This full length, heavy woollen coat was worn by Selwyn Kidd, affectionately known to all as Sid. Sid's father worked on the railways, and after a short period of working as a crewman on a scow, Sid followed in his father's footsteps and started a career on the railways in Auckland. He worked on the railways for the rest of his career, following up his time in Auckland with a stint in Wairoa, then Hawera, and finally in New Plymouth as a train inspector. This full wool coat would have kept Sid warm and least partially dry during Taranaki's windy winters.
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