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I found some leggings specs on a vendor site. Interesting, but doesn't help me out.

 

M1889 Leggins

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Quartermaster-General's Office

Specifications for Canvas Leggins.

 

 

 

Material.—To be made of regular standard fifteen (15) ounce cotton duck, dyed a brown color to shade of standard sample.

Measurements.—To be made in three (3) sizes, and numbered 1, 2, 3. No. 3, the largest, to be not less than twelve (12) inches high when finished, fifteen (15) inches in width at the top, twelve and one-half (12.5) inches at ankle, seventeen (17) inches from heel to toe. The measurements to be one-half (1/2) inch less for No. 2 and seven-eighths (7/8) inch less for No. 1.

Workmanship.—Seams to be not less than one-fourth (1/4) inch wide, stayed on the inside with good quality one-half (1/2) inch shoe-stay webbing, stitched on each edge with No. 30 cotton. Top and bottom edges to be faced with same quality material, five-eighths (5/8) inch wide, with double row of stitching of same number of cotton. The front piece to be faced on the inside along its edge with five-eighths (5/8) inch shoe-stay binding, and to be fitted with seven (7) one-fourth (1/4) inch grommets placed at equal distances. The back piece to be reinforced on the inside with a strip of best quality tanned horse-hide one (1) inch wide, and to be fitted with six (6) long brass studs placed at equal distances and firmly clinched. The leggins to fasten with a braided cotton cord running through the grommets and around the studs. An eyelet to be placed at the bottom of back-piece of the leggins where the lacing starts, and a grommet at the top to fasten the end of the cord. To have a strap at bottom of horse-hide leather about seven and one-half (7.5) inches long, fastened on the inside of leggin by stitching and two (2) copper rivets, and on the outside by means of a buckle; three (3) holes to be punched on end of strap to receive tongue of buckle.

Finish.—To conform in all respects to the sealed standard samples.

 

Adopted February 7, 1889, in lieu of Specifications of January 10, 1888, which are hereby cancelled.

 

S. B. HOLABIRD,

Quartermaster-General, U.S.A.,


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M1895 Leggings-Foot

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Quartermaster-General's Office

Specifications for Canvas Leggings. Foot.

 

 

 

Material.—To be made of fifteen (15) ounce cotton duck, dyed a fast brown, dark in shade, conforming to that of the standard sample, the count of said duck to be forty-six (46) threads to the warp and thirty (30) threads to the filling.

Measurements.—To be made in three (3) sizes, and numbered 1, 2, and 3. No. 3, the largest, to be not less than twelve (12) inches high when finished, fifteen (15) inches in width at the top, twelve and one-half (12.5) inches at ankle, and seventeen (17) inches from heel to toe. The measurements to be one-half (1/2) inch less for No. 2, and seven-eighths (7/8) inch less for No. 1.

Workmanship.—Seams to be not less than one-fourth (1/4) inch wide, stayed on the inside with good-quality one-half (1/2) inch shoe-stay webbing, stitched on each edge with No. 30 cotton. Top and bottom edges to be faced with same quality material, five-eighths (5/8) inch wide, with double row of stitching of same number of cotton. The front piece to be faced on the inside along its edges with five-eighths (5/8) inch shoe-stay binding, and to be fitted with seven (7) one-fourth (1/4) inch grommets placed at equal distances. The back piece to be reënforced on the inside with a strip of best quality tanned horsehide, one (1) inch wide, and to be fitted with six (6) long brass studs placed at equal distances and firmly clinched. The leggings to fasten with a round braided cord running through the grommets and around the studs. An eyelet to be placed at the bottom of back piece of the leggings where the lacing starts, and a grommet at the top to fasten the end of the cord. To have a strap at bottom of welt leather about seven and one-half (7.5) inches long, fastened on the inside of legging by stitching and two (2) copper rivets, and the outside by means of a buckle fastened to legging by a leather strap with two (2) copper rivets; three (3) holes to be punched on end of strap to receive tongue of buckle.

Finish:—To conform in all respects to the sealed standard samples.

 

NOTE: It is understood that the mode of fastening the standard leggings is protected by letters patent, therefore bidders will be required to make their proposals with the understanding that payment of royalty, if any, is to be assumed by the contractor. Bids upon patterns differing from the established standard may also be made, in which case samples must accompany the proposals.

 

Adopted December 9, 1895, in lieu of Specifications of October 7, 1890 (Nos. 302), which are hereby cancelled.

 

R. N. BATCHELDER,

Quartermaster-General, U.S.A.,


Frankie G.

 

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M1895 Leggings-Mounted

 

WAR DEPARTMENT

Quartermaster-General's Office

Specifications for Canvas Leggings for Mounted Troops.

 

 

 

Material.—To be made of fifteen (15) ounce cotton duck, dyed a fast brown, dark in shade—conforming to that of the standard sample—the count of said duck to be forty-six (46) threads to the warp and thirty (30) threads to the filling.

Measurements.—To be made in three (3) sizes, and numbered 1, 2, and 3. Measurements as follows, which are taken when the legging is fastened up snugly to the studs, viz:

 

No. 1.

Height at edge of front piece along leather stay when finished, fourteen and one-half (14.5) inches.

Width at top around calf, outside measurement, fifteen and one-eighth (15.125) inches.

Width around ankle, outside measurement, eleven and three-eighths (11.375) inches.

Width around bottom, outside measurement, fifteen and seven-eighths (15.875) inches.

 

No. 2.

Height at edge of front piece along leather stay when finished, fifteen and one-half (15.5) inches.

Width at top around calf, outside measurement, fifteen and one-half (15.5) inches.

Width around ankle, outside measurement, eleven and three-quarters (11.75) inches.

Width around bottom, outside measurement, sixteen and one-quarter (16.25) inches.

 

No. 3.

Height at edge of front piece along leather stay when finished, sixteen and one-half (16.5) inches.

Width at top around calf, outside measurement, sixteen (16) inches.

Width around ankle, outside measurement, twelve and one-quarter (12.25) inches.

Width around bottom, outside measurement, sixteen and three-quarters (16.75) inches.

 

Workmanship.—Seams to be not less than one-fourth (.25) inch wide, stayed on the inside with good-quality one-half (.5) inch shoe-stay webbing, stitched on each edge with No. 30 cotton. Top and bottom edges to be faced with same quality material, five-eighths (.625) inch wide, with double row of stitching of same number of cotton. The front piece to be faced on the inside along its edge, with a strip of best-quality tanned horsehide, one (1) inch wide, and sizes 1 and 2 to be fitted with eight (8) one-fourth (.25) inch grommets, and size 3 with nine (9) one-fourth (1/4) inch grommets, placed at equal distances. The back piece to be reënforced on the inside with a strip of best-quality tanned horsehide, one (1) inch wide, and sizes 1 and 2 to be fitted with seven (7) long brass studs, and size 3 with eight (8) long brass studs placed at equal distances and firmly clinched. The leggings to fasten with a round braided cord running through the grommets and around the studs. An eyelet to be placed at the bottom of backpiece of the leggings where the lacing starts, and a grommet at the top to fasten the end of the cord. To have a strap at the bottom of good welt leather, seven and one-half (7.5) inches long, fastened on the inside of legging by one (1) row of stitching and two (2) copper rivets, and on the outside by means of a buckle to be secured to the legging by a leather strap with two (2) copper rivets; three (3) holes to be punched on end of strap to receive tongue of buckle.

Finish.—To conform in all respects to the sealed standard samples.

 

NOTE: It is understood that the mode of fastening the standard leggings is protected by letters patent, therefore bidders will be required to make their proposals with the understanding that the payment of royalty, if any, is to be assumed by the contractor. Bids upon patterns differing from the established standard may also be made, in which case samples must accompany the proposals.

 

Adopted December 9, 1895, in lieu of Specifications of February 20, 1894 (Nos. 340), which are hereby cancelled.

 

R. N. BATCHELDER,

Quartermaster-General, U.S.A.,


Frankie G.

 

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M1897 Leggings

WAR DEPARTMENT

Quartermaster-General's Office

Specifications for Canvas Leggings.

 

 

 

 

Material: To be made of fifteen (15) ounce cotton duck, dyed a fast brown, dark in shade--conforming to that if the standard sample--the count of said duck to be forty-six (46) threads to the warp and thirty (30) threads to the filling.

Measurements: To be made in three (3) sizes, and numbered 1, 2, 3. Measurements as follows, which are taken when the legging is fastened up snugly to the studs, viz:

 

No. 1.

Height at edge of front piece along leather stay when finished, fourteen and one-half (14.5) inches.

Width at top around calf, outside measurement, fifteen and one-eighth inches.

Width around ankle, outside measurement, eleven and three-eighths (11.375) inches.

Width around bottom, outside measurement, fifteen and seven-eighths (15.875) inches.

 

No. 2.

Height at edge of front piece along leather stay when finished, fifteen and one-half (15.5) inches.

Width at top around calf, outside measurement, fifteen and one-half (15.5) inches.

Width around ankle, outside measurement, eleven and three-quarters (11.75) inches.

Width around bottom, outside measurement, sixteen and one-quarter (16.25) inches.

 

No. 3.

Height at edge of front piece along leather stay when finished, sixteen and one-half (16.5) inches.

Width at top around calf, outside measurement, sixteen (16) inches.

Width around ankle, outside measurement, twelve and one-quarter (12.25) inches.

Width around bottom, outside measurement, sixteen and three-quarter (16.75) inches.

 

Workmanship: Seams to be not less than one-fourth (.25) inch wide, stayed on the inside with good-quality one-half (.5) inch shoestay webbing, stitched on each edge with No. 30 cotton. Top and bottom edges to be faced with same quality material, five-eighths (.625) inch wide, with double row of stitching of same number of cotton. The front piece to be faced on the inside along its' edge, with a strip of best-quality tanned horsehide, one (1) inch wide, and sizes 1 and 2 to be fitted with eight (8) one-fourth (.25) inch grommets, and size 3 with nine (9) one-fourth inch grommets placed at equal distances. The back piece to be reinforced on the inside with a strip of best quality tanned horsehide, one (1) inch wide, and sizes 1 and 2 to be fitted with seven (7) long brass studs, and size 3 with eight (8) long brass studs placed at equal distances and firmly clinched. The leggings to fasten with a round braided cord running through the grommets and around the studs. An eyelet to be placed at the bottom of backpiece of the leggings where the lacing starts, and a grommet at the top to fasten the end of the cord. To have a strap at the bottom of good welt leather, seven and one-half (7.5) inches long, fastened on the inside of legging by one (1) row of stitching and two (2) copper rivets, and on the outside by means of a buckle to be secured to the legging by a leather strap with two (2) copper rivets; three (3) holes to be punched on end of strap to receive tongue of buckle.

Finish: To conform in all respects to the sealed standard samples.

 

NOTE: It is understood that the mode of fastening the standard leggings is protected by letters patent, therefore bidders will be required to make their proposals with the understanding that the payment of royalty, if any, is to be assumed by the contractor. Bids upon patterns differing from the established standard may also be made, in which case samples must accompany the proposals.

 

Adopted August 17, 1897, in lieu of Specifications of December 9, 1895 (Nos. 302 and 303), which are hereby cancelled.

 

JAMES GILLISS,

Deputy Quartermaster-General, U.S.A.,

Acting Quartermaster-General


Frankie G.

 

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"I read in Rayg's mannequin topic that his are lined with felt".

 

New Romantic, Just read your post. I don't believe the felt lining in the legings on my manikin are standard. They were probably state issue or private purchase. I got them along with three other sets as part of a group. The other three had no lining in them. I think the lining was added for better leg protection in cold weather. Ray


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"I read in Rayg's mannequin topic that his are lined with felt".

 

New Romantic, Just read your post. I don't believe the felt lining in the legings on my manikin are standard. They were probably state issue or private purchase. I got them along with three other sets as part of a group. The other three had no lining in them. I think the lining was added for better leg protection in cold weather. Ray

 

 

Thanks for clearing that up Ray- I was thinking that the felt was part of the criteria for a pair of leggings to be pre 1900. Can you point of the difference between pre 1900 leggings and those with leather footstraps made during WWI?


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