ITEM# 01042011-7
Description  USN SAW Officerís Cap Chinstrap
Price $ 55.00

Original gold lace-and-leather chinstrap, ca. 1890-1910 for US Navy officerís service cap, in excellent condition. This example is similar to Army type of the period but half the width, constructed of ľ inch gilt lace (per USN 1883 Uniform Regulations: ďFor all other officers, a similar chin strap one-quarter of an inch in width.Ē). With twin slides, this type fits all sizes. Stitching is intact, and patination is handsome; a minor kink near one end will disappear once chinstrap is mounted on cap. Scarce Spanish-American War/Great White Fleet naval officerís accessory.