US Early War Continental Contract Coat 1776-1778 Size 42

$29.00

Chest size 42 early Revolutionary War continental contract coat pattern made by Henry Cooke. These are similar in design & construction to coats in use by other New England & New York units during the first 3 years of the war & may be representative of the type of uniform coats being made for the fledgling army. It is similar to its antecedent, the Massachusetts Bounty of 1775. To speed production & reduce the amount of cloth, the collars, cuffs & lapels were made of a single thickness & sewn directly to the body of the coat. Therefore the need for buttonholes was eliminated.

5 in stock

Description

A Continental Contract Coat requires about 3 yards (12 quarters) of coating weight wool. The facings, collar, cuffs & turnbacks require about a yard (4 quarters). One yard of linen is required for the 2 pocket bags & sleeve linings.

Notions required include a spool of 35/2 linen thread to match or unbleached. Two large hooks & eyes are required & 34 USA buttons total, 10 for each facing, 4 on each cuff & 3 on each pocket.

Additional information

Weight .25 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × .25 in

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