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Small childs U.S. navy uniform

Article about: As we were checking out the second hand and antique stores yesterday my wife and I came across this wonderfull childs uniform . I am not up on Naval insignia or uniforms but from what I can

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    As we were checking out the second hand and antique stores yesterday my wife and I came across this wonderfull childs uniform . I am not up on Naval insignia or uniforms but from what I can tell the trousers appear to be navy bell bottoms and I believe the seamans pull over shirt , trousers and cap are of WW-2 era it is all constructed of wool and the workmanship that went into building this uniform is excellent. The uniform did come with a black silk scarf but I forgot to take a picture of it and it would appear by the button holes in the waist band of the trousers that it would have come with a small set of suspenders but I am unshur. I have never seen another one quite like it I am trying to figure out when this uniform would have been built and by who if anyone could be of assistance or has any comments they would be welcome.

    Regards Mark K
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    What a flood of pleasent memories looking at this uniform. During WW2 my Grandma cut down and sewed by hand one of my cousin's naval uniforms. He was on a destroyer in the North Atlantic . I wore that thing to death. People marveled at the great job she did . I was only six years old and looked like a midget sailor in that rig. My cousin taught me how to tie the sailors knot in the tie and to crease the little white hat just right. Sure wished I had a photo of me in that getup. One of the ironies of life is that I went into the Army and had no interest in going Navy.

    Thanks for sharing photos and sorry I can't be of help. Just thought I would share this great memory.

    Sam

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    Sorry I cant help you.
    but I think this uniform is great ,just a super find.
    Chris

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    I just could not believe It when I seen it hanging there the store owner said her and her husband have had it for years and displayed it on a manequine I paid $35 CDN for it and was just thrilled to get it at that It almost felt like I was stealing at that price. Thanks Chris and Sam by the way Sam welcome to the forum glad it brought you some pleasent memories.


    Regards Mark K

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    Mark these uniforms were made for kids during WWI and WWII . As stated above some were home made and some store bought. You can find Army , Navy, and Marine uniforms for kids Marine and Army are the harder to find. Kids wanted to look like their dads and play war. Great uniform. Gary

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    I think that was a great buy.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Thank you all for your comments and interest Adrian if I remember right did you not comment on another childs uniform last month posted by Steve R please correct me if I am wrong. As I would like to compare the two.


    Regards Mark K

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