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  • PC Uniforms during 1888

    As I continue to work on my first in a series of artworks on the JTR subject, I keep digging in order to keep things authentic.


    I wonder which kind of uniforms the PC's wore during the autumn of terror. I can find two main sets of uniforms; One being with an added shoulder piece and with a longer coat. I guess this is what they wore during the winter months of the year?

    At the moment I'm working on the Nichols' case. As this occured in late August, I presume they wore their 'shorter' versions? PC Neil in particular for this piece..

    Any help is appreciated!
    /Johan


    More JTR-art here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/windh/...57677347910233


    Art showroom here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/windh/...57669932139414



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    Hi Johan,

    I assume by longer coats you are referring to Great Coats. The short coat, again assuming, are tunics. Tunics were worn all the time. Great Coats over them.

    Great Coats were ordered to be worn during the winter period of October to May. From May to September capes were ordered to be used and these split between the oilskin/vegetable skin shower capes, and the thicker warmer melton cloth capes. The use of which was discretionary unless on parade.

    Monty


    Ps This FB group may help. https://www.facebook.com/groups/688857101190834/

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Monty View Post
      Hi Johan,

      I assume by longer coats you are referring to Great Coats. The short coat, again assuming, are tunics. Tunics were worn all the time. Great Coats over them.

      Great Coats were ordered to be worn during the winter period of October to May. From May to September capes were ordered to be used and these split between the oilskin/vegetable skin shower capes, and the thicker warmer melton cloth capes. The use of which was discretionary unless on parade.

      Monty


      Great! Thank you Monty!

      Just to be clear: the capes were always worn on top of the tunics during the summer months? While on patrol, that is.
      /Johan


      More JTR-art here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/windh/...57677347910233


      Art showroom here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/windh/...57669932139414



      All artwork presented for viewing is under copyright and may not be used without permission.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Johan Windh View Post
        Great! Thank you Monty!

        Just to be clear: the capes were always worn on top of the tunics during the summer months? While on patrol, that is.
        Not always. Depended on the weather. There was a device, which hung from the belt, called a cape carrier which would hold the cape when it wasn't being worn. However, Bobbies found these an inconvenience and would often leave them in the care of someone on their beat (commonly a nightwatchman). They did this with wet capes also, this to dry them out.

        Monty

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Monty View Post
          Not always. Depended on the weather. There was a device, which hung from the belt, called a cape carrier which would hold the cape when it wasn't being worn. However, Bobbies found these an inconvenience and would often leave them in the care of someone on their beat (commonly a nightwatchman). They did this with wet capes also, this to dry them out.

          Monty
          OK, great! What an ocean of knowledge there is to take in in this world!

          Once again, thanks.
          /Johan


          More JTR-art here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/windh/...57677347910233


          Art showroom here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/windh/...57669932139414



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