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The Army Museum

Cap, Torin

Accession number: 2018.0.606
Category: Headwear
Date: circa 1800 – 1900
Materials: Fabric
Measurements: 30 cm WAs it lays flat
Description: A half circle, unstiffened Torin cap in dark blue / black doeskin with white crown with seams in gold, in colouring designated for Service Corps; No buttons or badging; Interior lined with black silk like cloth; Handstitched portion at back to make the hat smaller
History of Use: The "Service Cap for Active Service and Peace Manoeuvres" or 'Torin' cap was based on earlier Austrian cap and introduced to the British Army in 1881 and followed by the Canadian Army. (Clive Law 'Fuss & Fashion')