Maker and Role
Hills Caps Limited, Manufacturer
North Shore Transport Company, Attributed to
A dark navy blue tunic with short lapels, long sleeves and with 4 external patch pockets. The left and right front breast patch pockets have scalloped flaps and a central pleat running vertically down the pocket. The left and right hip pockets have rectangular flaps. The breast pockets are each secured by a silver-coloured plastic button. There are 4 button holes down the front opening with 3 silver-coloured matching buttons. The top button on the tunic opening is missing. The tunic is lined with a black cotton denim. The sleeves are lined with a white satin material. There is an internal pocket in the left breast lining. Above the internal pocket is a manufacturer's label sewn onto the lining. The label is white with the name "Advance" printed in red letters. Printed in small brown letters is: "Specialists in uniforms and men suits, Newton Auckland". There is a fabric belt around the waist. The belt has a silver metal buckle with twin pins. There are 3 sets of belt holes for adjusting the girth.
Processed Material/Textile/Wool/Worsted wool
Signature/Marks and Type
Made especially for Overalls (NZ) Ltd, Auckland by Hills Caps Ltd. Wellington Printed
SPECIALISTS IN UNIFORMS AND MENS SUITS / ADVANCE / NEWTON * AUCKLAND Maker's Mark
Hills Caps Limited et al. Uniform Jacket [North Shore Transport], 2004.306.2. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).