Army Artillery Musician’s Trousers, Model 1860, Type II

Army Artillery Musician’s Trousers, Model 1860, Type II

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Description
These model 1860 type II mounted trousers would have been worn by a musician in a U.S. Army Artillery regiment. Pair of sky blue wool twill trousers with a six button fly and six large buttons around the waist. Buttons are tin. There are two vertical slash pockets and a watch pocket on the right side of the waist. The waistband facing is cotton twill and pockets are coarse twill. There is a "V" shaped slit, which is sewn shut, and two eyelet holes for waist adjustment at the rear of the waistband. There are two rows of 3/4" red wool tape from the waistband to the cuff on the outside seam of each leg. The trousers are unlined. There is a second layer of wool kersey reinforcement from the seat to the cuffs. There is a one inch slit at the bottom of the outer seam of each trouser leg. There are 2 small tin buttons on each seam inside of each cuff of the trouser legs. There are 3 circular sizing dots and the initials "E.A." on both the left and right back of waistband facing. There is a red "3" written in red on the right pocket.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Trousers
Object Type
trousers
associated date
1845
1860
Physical Description
red (stripe color)
wool (overall material)
sky blue (overall color)
tin (buttons material)
Measurements
overall: 32 in x 32 in; 81.28 cm x 81.28 cm
overall (padded): 44 1/2 in x 13 in x 2 in; 113.03 cm x 33.02 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
AF.25101.034
catalog number
25101.034
accession number
64127
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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