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Cap with badge, number 322

Description:

This hat is size 7 1/8. A black elastic band spans the base and a narrower leather piping encircles the top rim of the blue-gray cap. Two brass buttons depicting a letter carrier, which were introduced in 1893, are secured on either side of the black patent leather bill to hold a black braid above the bill. The attached elliptical-shaped, metal badge number 322, has an 1888 patent date. Service badges were redesigned in 1922 to include an eagle atop the oval.

Date:
c.1893-1922
Markings:
Mfd. by / Penn Garment Co., Inc / Williamsport, Pa. / Manufacturers of / Uniforms & Uniform Caps / P.O.D. [interior label]; NEW YORK / C.J. HELLERS / 322 / PAT. APR.10.88 / POST OFFICE [badge]
Medium:
wool; leather; metal (brass); elastic
Dimensions:
26.7 x 21.6 x 8.9 cm (10.5 x 8.5 x 3.5 in.)
Museum ID:
1992.2002.126.1
Place:
New York

  • Cap with badge, number 322
  • Heller cap badge on hat
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