Wool, cotton, metal
Overall: 1 x 16 1/2 x 22 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 41.9 x 57.2 cm )
stamped: on buckle frame: "PARIS"
Navy blue or black wool and cotton 4-pocket waistcoat with front lapels which are rounded at the bottom (no collar), 6 buttons down the front, back is made of brown twill-weave cotton, with 2 straps at the small of the back which fasten at the center to rectangular metal buckle with double-tongued chape; inside is lined with white cotton, pockets and lapels lined with brown cotton.
According to the accession record, this waistcoat is part of a uniform worn by William Leonard Nicoll (1842-1887) when he served as Chief-Engineer in the U.S. Navy.
Gift of William Leonard Nicoll
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