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Randall House - Wolfville Historical Society

Hat


Accession number: 06.11.1D
Category: Headwear
Object subtype: Forage; Wolfville Police Uniform
Date: before 2000
Materials: Polyester
Measurements: 28.5 cm L x 13 cm H x 26 cm Diameter
Marks/Label:

Muir Cap & Regalia Ltd./Th Muir Brand/ for Quality and Workmanship/since 1875/Toronto, Canada/ size 7 1/4 - 58/au syndicat/Unite Here/Canada for quality and workmanship/since 1875/:For Quality and Workmanship"/"Unite Here"/syndicate Canada

Narrative:

This is the last style of uniform to be worn before the Wolfville Police were disbanded and the RCMP was installed. The first policeman in Wolfville was James Toye who took office in 1894 and earned an annual salary of $400.

Description: Navy gabardine peaked hat/cap with bright blue braid around the band. It has a shiny plastic visor and front band/strap. There two silver buttons each end of plastic band/ strap with "Police Service" and crown embossed on each button. The hat/cap has a red satin lining inside. There is a brown leather sweat band on the inside.
History of Use: Acquired by the Town to be worn as part of the uniform of the Wolfville Police Force.