Necklace made for a friend in the navy.  Blend of several different blue shades of anodized Niobium.  Completely compliant with US Navy uniform regulations.

Necklace made for a friend in the navy. Blend of several different blue shades of anodized Niobium. Completely compliant with US Navy uniform regulations.

Pair of captain's epaulettes belonging to J. Stockham (died 1814). The regulations of 1812 stipulated that captains should now wear two epaulettes with insignia that indicated their rank: the fouled anchor and a crown. The epualettes have 20 large bullions and 17 small ones. On the shoulder pad of each is an embroidered 'S'. Royal Navy uniform regulations 1812-1825

Pair of captain's epaulettes belonging to J. Stockham (died 1814). The regulations of 1812 stipulated that captains should now wear two epaulettes with insignia that indicated their rank: the fouled anchor and a crown. The epualettes have 20 large bullions and 17 small ones. On the shoulder pad of each is an embroidered 'S'. Royal Navy uniform regulations 1812-1825

1836  "Texian" Navy uniform worn during the Revolution for Texas independence. Regulations set by the General Council in January 1836 emmulate US Navy uniform. Navy blue wool tailcoat with gold anchor buttons, gold straps at the shoulder meant to hold epaulettes acceptable in "undress". White leather sword belt, white silk waistcoat with gold buttons, short black top hat, black linen neck stock, white French linen shirt, hemp twill small fall trousers.

1836 "Texian" Navy uniform worn during the Revolution for Texas independence. Regulations set by the General Council in January 1836 emmulate US Navy uniform. Navy blue wool tailcoat with gold anchor buttons, gold straps at the shoulder meant to hold epaulettes acceptable in "undress". White leather sword belt, white silk waistcoat with gold buttons, short black top hat, black linen neck stock, white French linen shirt, hemp twill small fall trousers.

Between the 2 wars there's a certain lack of information,but this article from the 1941 US NAVY uniform regulations book ,tells a lot about the rules applied to denim work blues

Between the 2 wars there's a certain lack of information,but this article from the 1941 US NAVY uniform regulations book ,tells a lot about the rules applied to denim work blues

German Espionage and sabotage against the US in WWII, including information about German Agents in the United States Itself.

German Espionage and sabotage against the US in WWII, including information about German Agents in the United States Itself.

Epaulettes first appeared on British uniforms in the second half of the 18th century. The epaulette was officially incorporated into Royal Navy uniform regulations in 1795, although some officers wore them before this date. Under this system Flag Officers wore silver stars on their epaulettes to distinguish their ranks. A Captain with at least three years seniority had two plain epaulettes, while a Junior Captain wore one on the right shoulder, and a Commander one of the left

Epaulettes first appeared on British uniforms in the second half of the 18th century. The epaulette was officially incorporated into Royal Navy uniform regulations in 1795, although some officers wore them before this date. Under this system Flag Officers wore silver stars on their epaulettes to distinguish their ranks. A Captain with at least three years seniority had two plain epaulettes, while a Junior Captain wore one on the right shoulder, and a Commander one of the left

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