British 1740 Cloth Mitre Cap O/R  (Badged)

British 1740 Cloth Mitre Cap O/R (Badged)

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Worn by Britiish soldiers untill replaced by the fur cap in 1768.

Hand embroidered in fnaturally dyed worsted yarn, with linen lining and correct reinforcement to front and rear.


Product ID RG005
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08/22/2009
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Introduced  around 1700,  Mitre caps were a development  of the earlier stocking caps worn by grenadiers because  of the difficulties involved in slinging muskets with wide brimed tricorn hats.


Made from the best woolen cloth, with linen lining. This is carefully hand embroidered in naturally dyed worsted  yarn, with all the correct lining and internal stiffening of the originals.  All  fully hand sewn.

The front panel is stiffened with a strawboard insert. The rear red patch with cane strips covered with linen tape. Fully lined inside with linen and finished with a worsted tuft on the top.

Each regiment has their of distinctive colour facing and style of GR embroidery. The patterns were first formally established  in 1743, and continued  in use untill the cap was finally superceeded  in 1768

Each hat can be made to the colours and patterns of the indiviadual regiments.
Made from the best woolen cloth, with linen lining. This is carefully hand embroidered in english wool, with all the correct lining and internal stiffening of the originals. This version of the British Mitre cap was worn by those regiments using their own distictive badge Each hat can be made to the colours and patterns of the indiviadual regiments.

Regimentally badged caps were for the three Foot guard regiments and the 7 old regiments who retained their distinctive badges  on the front, rather than the general GR and scrolls of the other regiments.

 
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