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Forage Cap - A. Bowley & Co, Melbourne, Victorian Engineers, circa 1893 Object Reg. No: ST 043231 4

Alternate Name(s): Kepi.

Forage cap with gold lace band and exploding grenade badge. Made by A. Bowley and Co in Melbourne. Worn by a soldier in the Victorian Engineers, circa 1893.
Navy blue broadcloth. Stiffened crown with peak of black leather. Bullion button on top of crown. Gold braid band around base of crown with exploding grenade badge at front. Tan leather lining around inside crown, with quilted red satin lining at top of crown. Underside of peak green leather.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Major Edward (Ted) Millett
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 9 cm (Height), 17.5 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: engineers, military uniforms australian
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
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: uniforms
Inscriptions: Inside hat band in gold: Alfred Bowley & Co./MELBOURNE
On satin lining on crown, printed in ink: ADAB COLTON
Maker: A. Bowley & Co, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1893
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1893

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