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  • tea cosy

    tea cosy

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: Akers, Dorothy Marguerite

    EPH 10662

    A handmade tea cosy comprising a base of two semi-circular unbleached linen sections stitched together to form the cosy, the 'obverse' is embroidered with a tree and two girls amongst flowers wearing voluminous skirts.

  • Cap Comforter: British Army

    Cap Comforter: British Army

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 13461

    Cap comforter Knitted wool expanding cylinder of wool that is pulled over the head and fashioned into a cap.

  • measure, the 'MIK' Man in Khaki Sock-Knitters-Help

    measure, the 'MIK' Man in Khaki Sock-Knitters-Help

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: Dean, London 1914

    EPH 4543

    British First World War sock-knitting accessory. An example of one of the innumerable 'specialist' artefacts to take commercial advantage of circumstances surrounding the arrival of war in 1914 and also indicative of British Army equipment...

  • Smock, Camouflage DPM, Parachutist’s, 1978 pattern: Brigadier (HQ 5th Infantry Brigade)

    Smock, Camouflage DPM, Parachutist’s, 1978 pattern: Brigadier (HQ 5th Infantry Brigade)

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 4801

    The 1978 Pattern parachutist's smock replaced the last pattern of the distinctive Denison smock, much beloved of British Airborne Forces. Made of DPM printed material, the 1978 Pattern was semi-lined and therefore lightweight but not entirely...

  • knickers, ersatz, German

    knickers, ersatz, German

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 7839

    First World War period German civilian 'ersatz' clothing. German home front associations.

  • Make-Do and Mend - Exhibition

    Make-Do and Mend - Exhibition

    (posters) Made by: Unknown (Undefined)

    Art.IWM PST 14948

    whole: the image is positioned in the upper two-thirds, with the title separate and placed in the upper quarter, in blue. The subtitle is separate and located in the lower centre, also in blue. The main text is separate and positioned across the top edge...

  • Smock, Camouflage DPM, Parachutist’s, 1978 pattern: Colour Sergeant, 2 Para

    Smock, Camouflage DPM, Parachutist’s, 1978 pattern: Colour Sergeant, 2 Para

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 13485

    Single-breasted four-pocket smock made of DPM camouflage printed fabric. The smock features a full-length front zipper, knitted cuffs, and has a drop-down tail fitted to the outside back - which, when worn for parachuting, is drawn up between the wearer...

  • Cap Comforter: British Army

    Cap Comforter: British Army

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 12586

    The cap comforter was issued as a form of head protection in colder weather but was frequently used as the chosen form of headdress by raiding parties in the trenches in the hours of darkness.

  • At Sea - Merchant Seaman, Polish Troop Carrier 'Sobieski', November 1941

    At Sea - Merchant Seaman, Polish Troop Carrier 'Sobieski', November 1941

    (art) Made by: Searle, Ronald William Fordham 1941-11-01

    Art.IWM ART 15746 29

    image: A profile portrait of a bearded seaman in a knitted cap, wearing an overcoat and holding a cigarette in his left hand.

  • At Sea - Merchant Seaman, Polish Troop Carrier 'Sobieski', November 1941

    At Sea - Merchant Seaman, Polish Troop Carrier 'Sobieski', November 1941

    (art) Made by: Searle, Ronald William Fordham 1941-11-01

    Art.IWM ART 15746 27

    image: A profile portrait of a bearded seaman in a knitted cap and sleeve rolled up above the elbow.

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