New Coats for Boston Firemen

New Coats for Boston Firemen

At the Left Is the Old Style Coat —At the Right Is the New Model

A new uniform overcoat has just been adopted for Boston firemen.

The coat is described in a general order as follows:

Overcoats

Chief of Department&mash; A double-breasted sack overcoat, opened at front of neck, with lapels and convertible collar.

Collar—Shall be not less than four inches deep at rear; at points of lapels it shall have turned-in seams, handsewn, and, when converted, it shall raise in the front only, and meet evenly at points of notch. Points of the collar to be slightly rounded, and, when converted, shall cover top buttons of coat.

Length—It shall reach to the knees.

Buttons—To have six large regulation buttons on each breast, grouped in pairs, spaced horizontally according to size, but shall be not less than four and onehalf inches apart, and there shall be a single large regulation button under each lapel to be used when coat is buttoned to neck; three small sized regulation buttons on each sleeve at the cuff which have ornamental double stitching.

Lining—Shall be lined throughout with scarlet cloth lining, weighing fourteen ounces to the yard, with fast black Venetian material in yoke and sleeve; sleeves to fit snugly at wrists.

Edges and Seams—To be raw edge, with half-inch double stitching.

Fit—It shall be slightly form-fitting, with seam in the back, with centre vent spaced from five to seven inches below the waistline, no hook or other ornamental stitching at point of vent. It shall be fitted so that the under coat shall be visible when collar of overcoat is open.

Pockets—No outside pockets, but one inside of each breast, with one small cash pocket at lower left side; pockets to be piped in cloth tongue.

Eyelets—Eyelets for badge will be placed so that the bottom of the badge will be in a line with the top of the second button from the top and 1 ½ inches to the left.

For All Other Officers—The same as for the Chief of Department, except that there shall be five large regulation buttons on each breast spaced approximately four and one-half inches apart vertically.

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New Coals for Boston Firemen

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Overcoats For Privates

Privates—A double-breasted sack overcoat, buttoned to the neck, with six large regulation buttons on each breast placed equidistant vertically; upper button on each side to be at point of collar bone, the spread depending upon size of breast, but it shall not be less than twelve inches, and shall converge downward with revers so that the buttons are not less than six inches apart, horizontally at bottom; buttons on left side shall be countersunk.

Collar—To turn down, four inches deep all around; stand of collar one and one-half inches in rear running to one-half inch in front; to fasten at points of notch with concealed hook and eye; corners of collar and revers to be slightly rounded, but collar shall not cover top buttons.

Reters—The coat shall have revers, front, sidebody and back; the back to be made with centre seam, with vent twelve inches long, having no hook or ornamental stitching at point of vent; revers sewed on.

Length—It shall reach a point two and one-half inches above the knee.

Lining—To be lined with red cloth or flannel, stitched out on padding across front and back three-quarters of an inch apart to waistline, with lining left open at bottom of front.

Pockets—One on inside of each breast and one small inside cash pocket on lower left side, piped in cloth tongue.

Edges and Seams—To be raw edge, with half-inch double stitching.

Sleeves—To be close-fitting, with ornamental fireman’s double stitching on cuffs, each cuff having three small regulation buttons.

Fit—Coat shall be cut so as to be slightly form-fitting.

Eyelets—Eyelets for badge will be placed so that the top of the badge will be in line with the bottom of the second button from the top and one and one-half inches to the right.

Overcoats in accordance with these specifications will be issued only when old coats are being replaced.

Cravat

All members—Black silk or other black material of good quality, to pass around the inside of collar and tie in four-in-hand style in front. The width of the cravat shall be not less than 1 ½ inches and not more than 2 inches. The wearing of bow ties will be discontinued.

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