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Catalog Number 2013.44.1
Object Name Overcoat
Description Men's winter coat. Black wool coat. Brown fur [mink] covering the lapels and collar. Fur lined sleeves and inside of coat. Double breasted. Four toggle loop closing down front exterior. Toggles have a knit coating over a solid core. Single toggle and loop fastening at throat. On inside down left side of coat are four black buttons that correspond to black loops (interior closure). Two pockets on the front with flaps. Initials A.E.A crudely embroidered in green thread. Initials most likely correspond to Arthur Earnest Armstrong.
Items were found in James McCreights house at Lot 30, Concession 3 Pickering Township ON.
They were moved to Lot 27, Concession 2 Grey Township Huron County in December 1972 by Ester and James (Mac) Armstrong. Mac was the great grandson to James McCreight.
Right pocket is deep made with a beige fabric with a slightly napped surface. Left pocket has a shallow pocket within the deeper pocket.
Examination of back of fur shows that it is made of many small pelts [further research indicated that this is mink pelt12/11/2013 ET.] that have been machine sewn together. Rough side of the fur lining has been trimmed with black cloth to the depth of 18.3 cm.
Dimensions W-45 L-115.5 cm
Collection Core Collection
Material Wool/Fabric/Fur
Found Lot 30, Concession 3,Pickering