Cap, Service

Production date
Circa 1860s
Description
A navy blue pill box-shaped New Zealand Militia cap. Gold band is missing but the ends of the thread that secured it are still visible. Silver braid circles the centre of the crown and there is a knob in the centre. The inside is lined and has a leather sweatband.
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Production date
Circa 1860s
Accession number
A77.322
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This is a Royal Artillery pattern forge cap and looks to be the regulation 3 inches in height. The pattern of braid on the crown was introduced circa 1864. By 1883 the height of the crown had been reduced to 2 5/8th inch. The threads around the cap are for a band of gold lace.

- Barry O'Sullivan posted 4 years ago.

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