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Pattern 1906 Spec 815 enlisted man's summer cotton blouse

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I recently acquired a pattern 1906 (spec 815) blouse.

 

This uniform has the standing and falling collar that was

introduced by spec. 815, as well as the choke bellows

pockets introduced by spec 688 of the 1904 pattern

uniform blouse. The buttons are darkened and rimless.

The insignia to be worn upon the collar is pin-on darkened

bronze; the introduction to the collar disk is a few more

years into the future. In 1903 the branch coloring of

the epaulets was eliminated, so identification of service

branch is by collar pins. The colour of the material is still

a "true" khaki, as drab won't be introduced until 1909.

By 1906 there is no longer a distinction between federal

pattern or other uniforms; the various States' militias

ceased to exist as all were re-organized in 1903 into the

National Guard as we know it today.

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The second item recently added to the collection is an officer's

pattern 1902 cotton service hat. The colour perfectly matches a

Missouri officer's uniform that I have posted previously.

 

Does anyone know whether the State Guards wore the same national

hat insignia, or should I be looking for one different from the

one shown? Has anyone ever seen one "Fire Bronzed"?

 

I only show this uniform partially because my mannequin is so fat

that I could only get the top three buttons fastened.

 

The careful observer will notice that these are the early pattern

trousers with the buckle adjustment in the rear, and that despite

the fact that neither the hat nor the trousers came with the blouse,

the colours do match nicely. These are olive coloured, not khaki.

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Very nice. I love the displays. :thumbsup:


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Very nice display. A real pleasure to to see it!

 

 

Mark, I like the old stuff too! Nice uniforms

 

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:thumbsup: Nice uniforms and equipment. I can't tell from the photos, but it looks like that is a torso type mannequin and not a full one. If so I have narrowed the waist by just cutting "V" shaped portions out on each siide and squeezing the sides together and taping them closed with Duct tape. An easy fix and allows the jackets and pants to fit, Ray


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The Missouri uniform is super. I have seen a Missouri officer's cap from the same period having a Missori state seal on the hat device/eagle. I have a 1911 MONG enlisted mans canvas blouse. These are very hard to find. Great item. I am envious. Market garden

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Thanks for showing these. I've been following each new item as you've posted them. The early webbing is especially nice! I'm looking forward to the next installments!


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Excellent examples of an underappreciated uniform era. :thumbsup:


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Very nice! I absolutely LOVE the early period uniforms, etc. Thanks for sharing!


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