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Un identified British Nurses Corridor Cape

Article about: I picked up this nurses cape this morning, it's made of a fine khaki wool similar to great coat material: One of the two cross straps has a tailor's label: There is a small pocket on the ins

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    I picked up this nurses cape this morning, it's made of a fine khaki wool similar to great coat material:
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    One of the two cross straps has a tailor's label:
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    There is a small pocket on the inside:
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    And the collar has a distinctive wavy stitch pattern:
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    As is often the case there is evidence of patches being sewn into the lining, just two remain now:
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    Can anyone identify which nursing service might have used this cape? It looks private purchase to me so possibly an officer's Cape...I am struggling to find a match though as most of the nursing groups seem to have had their own distinctive capes that don't match this one.
    Thanks
    Ed
    Last edited by Warspite; 07-28-2015 at 11:43 PM.

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    Hi Ed, (great name by the way)
    Hopefully someone can help you with this, i have always found nursing items a minefield.
    I have in the past contacted the following website to ask about various items, and they are very knowledgable and helpful, sometimes referring me to different websites/groups that may know.

    It may be worth a try if no one in the WRF can help here.
    heres a link incase:

    Home - Scarlet Finders

    good luck
    kind regards
    Ed
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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