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Catalog Number 2009.004.011
Description San Mateo County Sheriff Jacket, c. 1960, n.d. Long sleeve zip-up jean jacket with blue satin lining. The front of the jacket has a bellow pleated pocket on each side. The pockets are lined with the blue satin fabric and have a gold embossed button in the center with a snap button on both of the corners of the flap. The gold buttons are embossed with text reading, "EUREKA / CALIFORNIA" and have a small embossed portrait. The zipper on the front of the jacket is placed in the center and is gold. Above the proper left side pocket there is a rectangle jean patch with a grommet at the top and bottom of the patch. Above the zipper is a collar with a notched lapel. The shoulders of the jacket have an epaulet on each side with a gold embossed button and a triangular end. The top of the sleeves have a shield shaped patch that reads, "SHERIFF / SAN MATEO / COUNTY" and a sergeant gold-on-black chevron patch. The bottom of the sleeves have a black band with gold trim sewn width-wise on the outer-half of the sleeve. Above the band, on the proper left sleeve there are two embroidered gold stars. The jacket has a half belt sewn into the waist. A waist strap with triangular trim are sewn to each side with two plastic blue buttons sewn to the jacket, to adjust waist size. Inside the jacket there is a slit pocket in the proper right side and above the pocket there is a black cloth label with white stitching that reads, "MC". At the top of the lining there is a black cloth strap, to hang jacket.
Object Name Uniform, Law Enforcement
Collection 3D - Clothing
Title SMCSO Uniform Dress Jacket, c. 1960
Date c. 1960
Inscription Text "SHERIFF / SAN MATEO / COUNTY" (Stitched onto both shoulder patches) "EUREKA / CALIFORNIA" (Embossed on all gold buttons); "CROWN / CROWN / CROWN" (Embossed onto front of zipper); "USA / CROWN" (Embossed onto back of zipper); "MC" (Stitched into black cloth label)
Provenance This artifact was owned and used by Robert C. Cancilla of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.
Notes Robert C. Cancilla was a lieutenant for the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.
Dimensions H-29.5 W-20 D-7.5 inches
Search Terms Cancilla, Robert C.
San Mateo County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff's Department
Subjects Coats
San Mateo
People Cancilla, Robert C.