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Object ID # 2005.017.005
Object Name Coat, Cutaway
Title Rev. Oldham's Dress Coat
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Year Range from 1927
Year Range to 1965
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description This Anglican clergyman's black dress coat belonged to Rev. Oldham. It is woolen, with bengaline lapels and six bengaline-covered flat round buttons at its front closure. The coat is short in the front, with long tails at the back. Two smaller buttons decorate the side of each cuff.

Makers mark None
Provenance Maker unknown. Owned and worn by Rev. Maurice Oldham. Throughout his long service to the church, Reverend and Mrs. Oldham ministered to parishes in Dundalk, Tara, Thornbury-Clarksburg, Brussels, Camden East, Clayton, Innisville and Franktown.

Last belonged to Brian and Norma Rice of Sauble Beach, Bruce County. How they came to have it is unknown.
Collection Textiles, 20th-c Clothing Collection, Men's
Material Wool/Bengaline/Thread
Dimensions L-105.5 cm
Found Sauble Beach, Bruce County
People Oldham, Rev. Maurice
Function Cutaway coat - A fitted outdoor and indoor jacket, similar to a frock coat but with the front skirt sloping at varying angles away from the waistline (or below the bottom buttonhole) and extending to the bend of the knee in back. Worn for business, semi-formal, and recreational occassions.