Each (epaulet): 4 x 7 3/4 x 5 1/8 in. (10.2 x 19.7 x 13 cm)
Box: 4 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 6 3/8 in. ( 11.4 x 24.1 x 16.2 cm )
handwritten in ink and pencil: on paper label affixed inside lid: "U. S. Navy / Wm L Nicoll / 2nd Asst Engr"
Pair of naval engineer's epaulets; rigid, gold lace-covered strap with gilded metal button embossed with an eagle perched atop an anchor inside a border of stars; roll of gilt thread embroidery forming crescent, which once surrounded applied insignia (now missing); two layers of gold bullion fringe, the outermost measuring 3 3/8 inches in length and 3/8 inch in diameter; padded black velvet lining and cloth ties for fastening; in black painted metal storage box with rounded ends and incurving sides, hinged lid with flat top and wire handle, and oval interior compartment with detachable lid; box also contains four shoulder straps (INV.8289a-d).
Gift of William Leonard Nicoll
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