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#1 newki1oj

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 06:49 PM

I inherited this tunic along with the rest of my Dad's collection. I've got a good handle on most of the stuff but this has me stumped. 7-button, eagle w/anchor buttons but the anchor is straight down from the eagle, not angled like the USMC buttons I've seen.  Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

 

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#2 newki1oj

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 06:51 PM

Here is a closeup of the button mentioned above

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#3 MastersMate

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 07:52 PM

Would you consider the color to possibly be a well worn and washed out olive drab ??

 

Are the larger front buttons to be 13/16" diameter and the pocket flap buttons to be 5/8" diameter ??

 

A possibility would be a well worn 1916 to 1924 sh uniform worn by the enlisted personnel of the Coast Guard Lifesaving Branch..



#4 newki1oj

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 05:42 AM

It doesn't appear to be washed out or faded as this color is consistent throughout.  The buttons are the sizes that you mentioned.



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Posted 04 June 2019 - 04:38 PM

The button does look like an early US Coast Guard button, here is a link, scroll down and you can see the images 

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/173001-us-military-uniform-buttons-interesting-facts/ 



#6 AustinO

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 05:03 PM

The 1908 uniform regulations are online, and this is not in them.  I'm not finding one for 1915 when the USCG was formed...



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Posted 29 June 2019 - 01:54 AM

Post 1915 - 1920s USCG surfman uniform, very nice! Subdued and numbered crossed oar and life-ring collar insignia would have been worn with it. 



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Posted 29 June 2019 - 06:58 AM

Post 1915 - 1920s USCG surfman uniform, very nice! Subdued and numbered crossed oar and life-ring collar insignia would have been worn with it. 

 

agate hunter nailed it!

 

Early USCG Surfman's Jacket.

 

This is a very rare and under appreciated uniform.  Although it may seem plain, you will search long and hard before you find another.

 

I had one years ago and traded it for some very high end WW1 Air Service material




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