A polyvinyl chloride life jacket which was originally a light brown colour. It has long sleeves with elasticised cuffs and hem and is padded with kapok around the chest. A manufacturing label inside the neckline reads: " HUTCHWILCO / YACHTSMAN / LIFE JACKET / FOR PERSONS OVER 90lb (6 1/2 STONE) / BUOYANCY RATING EXCEEDS 16lb. / Complies with New Zealand Standards and / US Coastguard Buoyancy Requirements. / For maximum durability, care should be taken to avoid / puncturing or snagging inner kapok filled, electronically / sealed, polyvinyl chloride covers. When jacket is wet, / hang up and dry thoroughly. If pads become waterlogged / have them replaced. / Manufactured by / HUTCHENSON, WILSON & CO. LTD., / Wellington & Dunedin, New Zealand."
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