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Accession number: 9179.03
Category: Protective Wear
Date: before 1996
Materials: Fabric; Paper
Measurements: 11.5 cm L x 9.5 cm W
Description: One pair of wrapped and labeled ankle length "woven edged / non-fray" "Fox's Improved Puttees"; Wrapped rolled with blue knotted cord
History of Use: Wollen puttees were sometimes worn with battledress but most commonly worn with Khaki Drill trousers or shorts. They provided ankle support as well as aided in keeping sand and stones out of footwear. They were available on issue and for private purchase.
Manufacturer: Fox Brand