ITEM# 01042011-6
Description  USN IWP Officerís Cap Chinstrap
Price $ 95.00

Original gilt wire chinstrap, ca. 1870-1880 for US Navy officerís service cap, in excellent condition. This example is similar to Army types of the period but is massive in comparison, constructed of ľ inch gilt wire in lieu of the 1/8 cordage used by the landlubbers. Too, the cord is of an early, elegantly textured pattern, usually associated with 1870s manufactures. Its overall length is 13 ĺ inches (35 cm.), for a span between chinstrap buttons of approximately 12 ĺ inches. Stitching is intact, and patination is handsome. Scarce Indian Wars era naval officerís accessory.