Uniform Jacket [Rail Guard]

Roslyn Mills Limited, Manufacturer;  J R Gaunt and Son Limited, Manufacturer; 


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Maker and Role
Roslyn Mills Limited, Manufacturer
J R Gaunt and Son Limited, Manufacturer
Description
Navy blue woollen uniform double breasted jacket for Guard. Left front: waist height pocket placed on level, breast pocket placed on diagonal. Right front: two pockets at waist height placed on diagonal angle.
One silver coloured metal monogrammed button on each cuff, some buttons removed. Two buttons at front; one silver finish, one gold finish. Monogram states 'NZR', silver buttons have King's crown (George VI) on them and gold button has Queen's crown (Elizabeth II). Metal of button implies rank- silver for guards, porters etc, gold for Station Master.
Due to King's crowns, era roughly up until 1952 when George VI died and Elizabeth ascended. However, uniforms were sometimes continued to be worn even after becoming out of date.
Navy blue synthetic lining to jacket on torso, cream pinstriped synthetic lining on sleeve.

Label at neck stating 'Roslyn N.Z.' likely referring to Roslyn Mills of Dunedin, manufacturers of such clothing objects as knitted wool long johns.
Collection
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Textile/Wool
Processed Material/Metal
Processed Material/Metal
Processed Material/Synthetic
Signature/Marks and Type
Roslyn N.Z. Label
Accession No
2007.52
Credit Line
Roslyn Mills Limited et al. Uniform Jacket [Rail Guard], 2007.52. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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