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Non-regulation cap

UNI0046
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Collection Uniforms, Textiles
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: Hood, Samuel
Depiction: Hood, Samuel

Object details:

Object ID UNI0046
Description This cap belonged to a member of Samuel Hood's (1724-1816) barge crew. It is made of wood that has been steamed, shaped and covered with brown velvet. The brim is of stiffened leather and has also been covered with brown velvet as well as Viscount Hood's crest, which has been embroidered in stumpwork. The interior of the hat is lined with linen and has the maker's label as well as the owner's name, John Lea. There are two holes for ribbon ties at the back which would have served to secure the hat. Officers often dressed their barge crews in non-regulation clothing such as this hat.
Date made circa 1795

Artist/Maker Gibson and Peat
Place made England
Credit On loan to the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London from a private collection
Materials wood; leather; velvet; wool; linen; silk threads; metal threads
Measurements Overall: 130 x 260 x 180 mm
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  • Non-regulation cap (UNI0046)
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