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Cap - Commonwealth Government Clothing Manufacturers, Phillip Law, circa 1954 Object Reg. No: SH 930745

Summary:
Green cap with grey flecks, with side flaps. Fur-lined. manufactured by Commonwealth Government Clothing Manufacturers (CGCM), and worn in Antarctica by Dr Phillip Law between 1954 and 1966.

This is part of Museum Victoria's collection of artefacts from the post-war era of scientific exploration of Antarctica.
Description:
Green with grey flecks, this cap has side flaps which continue around the back. The extended flap is lined with a dark brown artificial fur. The left flap has two brass stud fasteners (for changing size) and the right flap has one brass stud The crown consists of six triangular panels. The peak is machine-stitched in a series of lines following the shape of the peak. The crown is lined in black material and there is a thick material between the lining and the crown. A cream-coloured label is sewn into the crown lining at the back.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Dr Phillip Law - Australian Antarctic Division Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition, 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 32.00 cm (Height)

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Tagged with: antarctic exploration
Themes this item is part of: Antarctic Clothing, Dr Phillip Law, Scientist, Explorer & Administrator (1912-2010), Antarctica Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: EXPLORATION
Secondary Classification: Antarctic
Tertiary Classification: headwear
Inscriptions: Label, printed, handwritten and stamped: COMMONWEALTH/GOVERNMENT/CLOTHING FACTORIES/LAW MELBOURNE LAW 7 1/4.
Manufacturer: Commonwealth Government Clothing Factory, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1954
Commissioned By: Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE)
User: Dr Phillip Law, Antarctica, 1954-1966

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