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UNIFORM HISTORY: COLLAR PIPING ON ENLISTED JUMPERS

By NUR - Last updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014

UNIFORM HISTORY: COLLAR PIPING ON ENLISTED JUMPERS   Piping first appeared as a decorative device during the 1840s, which Sailors added to break up drabness of their uniform. In 1866 the collar flap was extended to nine inches to accommodate a standardized system of white piping to distinguish petty officers (three rows), ordinary seamen (two […]