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Catalog Number 2012.006.003
Description San Mateo Police Department jacket belonging to John T. Pawson, c. 1951-1973. Black long sleeve, wool dress jacket has brass buttons down the front, on the shoulders, at the cuffs and on the two top pocket flaps. There are four pocket flaps total, but no exterior pockets; there are four interior pockets at the same location. Blue trim is on front of sleeves, just above cuff buttons. There is a black-painted metal piece sewn just above proper left pocket flap for securing badge. There are two brass-colored metal L-shaped pieces on either side of waist at back. Patches on either side of shoulder are in the shape of shields. Gold letters read, "SAN MATEO / POLICE" with a scale and wreath depicted between the two lines. Patches have gold lettering on a blue ground.
Object Name Jacket
Collection 3D - Clothing
Title SMPD Jacket Belonging to John T. Pawson, c. 1951-1973
Date c. 1951-1973
Creator Murphy & Hartelius Tailors
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "SAN MATEO / POLICE" (patches on shoulders); "PJ" & "Murphy & Hartelius / Tailors of Table / SAN MATEO - CALIFORNIA" (black labels on interior right side)
Provenance This item belonged to donor's grandfather, John T. Pawson, who was a San Mateo police officer from 1951 to 1973.
Dimensions H-35.5 W-20 D-13 inches
Dimension Details As displayed
Search Terms Pawson, John T.
Police Departments - San Mateo
Police Departments - San Mateo County
San Mateo County
San Mateo County - Police Departments
Subjects Law enforcement
Law enforcement officers
People Pawson, John T.