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Help needed again! Greatcoat....


Chris P

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I've had this one a while. I've looked at all the different patterns, but this doesn't seem to fit any in particular......as usual!

It's had some period repairs......looks to have been back to a clothing depot for a refurb......various patches added, including one with part of a second 1915 dated label stitched into the hem. Sleeves are lined with a lightweight twill, which is held in place at the bottom of the sleeve with a row of stitches all round. Bottoms of sleeves are raw edged, no turnbacks, no rifle patches.

Any help appreciated!

Thanks, Chris P.

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Chris P,

Yes its WWI and it is American Made. It is the simplified pattern introduced in late 1914.

I have one from the same company. The SIM before the tear means "simplified".

900000 came from America. Quite a few never made it into British stores and went to costume companies (this is where a lot of repairs came from)..

By the way the costume company in NYC, where many of these came-out of, never property marked the coats.

Joe Sweeney

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Were Aussie ones the same model???

is this pattern ok?

http://users.adelphia.net/~cessnapilot/coat.htm

bkristof

The Australian great coats were similar but not the same. There is an image of an Australian great coat shown at:

http://www.grantsmilitaria.com/asp/search1...p?idGallery=281

I will try to find more images, and post them later.

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Thanks Joe........I'm glad it's good......even if it's US made! Incidentally.......it has got two NY property co stamps....Property of Eaves Costume Co, NY.

Thanks again, Chris P.

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