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Jacket-- Black wool broadcloth; knee-length; band collar with 2 hook and eyes; 9 satin covered buttons in center placket from collar to waist; long straight sleeves; 3 covered buttons at cuffs; center vent in back of jacket's skirt with two covered buttons at waist; body and collar lined with black satin; sleeves lined with white satin twill with black and blue woven stripes, satin loop at center back inside collar; lining quilted around chest; satin stripe cotton shields sewn in at armholes; 2 inner pockets at chest; right is horizontal, left is vertical; loose threads on shoulders for epaulets (epaulets in left pocket). 2 Epaulets-- Rectangles covered with black flannel; top face (?) has deep border of gold braid; gold braid cross at center.
Printed label, black ink on glazed white cotton sewn to left inner pocket: ""RIDABUCK & CO.,/ 10-112 Fourth Ave., New York/ Mr. H. C. MESERVE/ Date April 16 1910/ No. 22027 Collar 18"" (Name and number are written in black ink, date is stamped in red, and ""Collar"" is written in pencil.)
Gift of Weston Historical Society