~ Cased Royal Navy Paddle Steamer Lieutenant Uniform Circa 1910 ~
This full uniform set is a unusual mixture of both Royal Naval officers dress and Merchant Navy pieces, typical of the paddle steamer tug boats of the era used to maneuver warships around harbour.
The uniform is laid out in position and has been set into a large frame with a blue satin backing.
The uniform is made up mainly of Royal Navy pieces, such as the jacket, gloves and ranking insignia, (indicating a Lieutenant) but the hat is distinctly non naval in its style. The epaulettes have the addition of gold fringing to the edge.
To the front of the cap there is a square metal badge cast with the form of a tall ship.
The plaque to the front of the frame reads ” An Example of a Uniform as worn by a Paddle Steamer Captain.”
Collection in person only, we will assist with a UK courier if you wish.
~ Dimensions ~
The frame measures approximately 83 inches (210cm) high by 39 inches (99cm) wide and approximately 6 inches (15cm) deep.
~ Condition ~
The uniform has been beautifully preserved inside its frame with no obvious damage. The colours look to remain bright and strong. One of the epaulettes has become a little loose from the mounting tape on the jacket.