Re: Glengarry lace?
- I agree with Craig on the 95th: Other Ranks: No lace. White _natural_ wool
piping (akin to French army uniform wool of the AWI), cut on the bias to
facilitate bending on the shoulder straps, cuffs and collar. (Some times,
esp. in the first decade of the 19th cent., illustrations show NO piping or
lace whatsoever.) There is also a case for cotton piping, as Britain did
pretty much control the cotton trade (Egypt, India) of the era, US supplies
notwithstanding, but cotton gets dirty easily, e.g., piping on the collar
gets rubbed against sweaty necks.... the English 95th reenactment groups use
cotton piping, but I would differ, as wool was cheaper and domestically
available independently of shipping problems in wartime..
Where were the GLI uniforms produced and what suppliers did they use in the
War of 1812?
From: tlubka@... <tlubka@...>
To: WarOf1812@onelist.com <WarOf1812@onelist.com>
Date: 01 June 1999 10:42
Subject: [WarOf1812] Glengarry lace?
>From: tlubka@...Glens copy their uniform from the 95th Rgt.? If so then there shouldn't be
>Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 08:21:40 -0400
>It's interesting that you are sewing lace onto your Glen tunic. Didn't the
any lace on a Glen tunic just white wool piping.
>My friend Craig Williams has done extensive research and these were hisfindings. I am getting a new tunic made to reflect this because my current
Glen tunic has lace on it.
>GLI, 25th US, and now a dish dryer...