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Tunic - Officer, Victorian Engineers, Scarlet, circa 1893 Reg. No: ST 043231 6
- Alternative name: Jacket.
Scarlet Dress Tunic, worn by an officer in the Victorian Engineers, circa 1893.
- Scarlet broadcloth, nine brass buttons down front, each bearing insignia. Bullion on epaulettes; caught at neck with two brass buttons; stand collar, faced on outside with black velvet inset and gold brocade ribbon, each with bullion strip. Exploding grenade insignia on each side of collar. Bullion work on sleeves; black velvet cuffs. Edging of jacket in black velvet and at back. Quilted sateen lining on body of jacket; skirt is faced with wool flannel.
- Acquisition Information:
- Cultural Gifts Donation from Major Edward (Ted) Millett
|Dimensions:||340 mm (Width), 680 mm (Length)|
|Dimension Comment:||Width measured across shoulders, length measured from collar to base of skirt.|
|Tagged with:||engineers, uniforms|
|Themes this item is part of:||Victorian Colonial Military, 1854-1901, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Engineering Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||MILITARY HISTORY|
|Inscriptions:||On buttons, obverse: 'AUT PACE AUT BELLO' (translation 'both in peace and in war')
On buttons, reverse: 'W. MONCTON/ MELBOURNE'
|Maker:||W. Moncton, Victoria, Australia|
|Place & Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, circa 1893|