Battledress : the uniforms of the world's great armies, 1700 by Michael Barthorp; I T Schick; et al

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Pantaloons white melton cloth. Overalls blue cloth with double gold vandyke lace stripes. Boots Napoleon enamelled leather with pantaloons, Wellington with overalls. Spurs silver plated, swan-neck, to buckle with strap and foot chains with Napoleon boots, gilt and steel box spurs with Wellington boots. Sword-belt gold vandyke lace on blue Morocco leather, gilt buckles, snake fastening. — — — — — — — — — — — Sword and Scabbard regulation, cavalry. Sword-Knot gold line with acorn. Pouch-Belt gold vandyke lace on blue Morocco 12 leather with silver flap as for Hussars.

Pouch-belt gold lace on blue morocco with crimson stripe in centre, gilt buckles, slide — — — and Pouch tips. — — — — showing at edges. Gloves — white leather with gauntlets silver, six inches by two inches, on blue morocco, silver buckles, gilt mountings. Sabretache none. Lines Lancer, gold with acorns. Girdle gold lace two and a half inches wide, with two crimson stripes, on scarlet silk — — — — for full dress. White leather — undress. Frock coat old cavalry regulation, badges of rank in gold.

Pocket inside left breast fastened at top with button and buttonhole. Buttonhole at centre of collar to fix on cloak. A seam over each shoulder and down centre of back. Cloak same pattern as worn by the Viceroy's Body Guard. Made of blue cloth, four buttons down front, lined to about nine inches from bottom with red serge. One pocket with flap on right side. A gusset inserted at bottom of back to give room over saddle, etc. strap on collar. — — buckskin. Kummerbund — blue of Kashmir work. Lungi — blue and gold.

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