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Originally posted by HP Sauce HP Sauce wrote:

CSL and Co., yikes.  I would have thought that the "game pocket" was good ole Shep's gentle jaws.  But, if this is a multi-bird meal, then I reckon that's your coat.   

As other's have mentioned, the pockets are to allow you to easily place a game animal in the pouch part of the back of the jacket.  I don't know of any small game mammal or upland bird that currently has a one per day bag limit (usually it's two or three), so you need space to store them, especially a larger animal like a pheasant or rabbit.  I doubt there were any bag limits in the 1880s, and you shot as many animals as you pleased (giving rise to the need for game commissions and wildlife management in the early 1900s).

I'd like to know what the little pocket high on the chest was for.  Seems to be a common feature of hunting garments of that era.  Cigarette or tobacco pocket?  Also, I wonder why it's white (going to show dirt and blood very easily) instead of some sort of khaki color.  Possibly an early version of today's blaze orange, to make you stand out to other hunters and help them avoid shooting at you?  Maybe meant for the US south's warmer climate?  Help keep you cooler on a sunny fall day?  

Nice looking jacket. Something I wish we could actually use as a hunting garment today.            
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Originally posted by Double 0 Soul Double 0 Soul wrote:


I'll try a few dulling experiments too and let you know my results, im going to give saltwater a try first. They are brass arn't they? im assuming without a lacquer.

I've heard that certain easily-obtained yellow liquids work wonders. If you can locate such a thing, urine for some real nice results.
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Just watch them fly off the shelves
Ive got some pretty good results by making a paste from salt mixed with different vinegar's in a cup, thick enough to stand some shiny brass rods in there. The brass rod that is submerged in the solution doesn't tarnish at all but the brass rod protruding above the surface tarnishes enough to notice a difference after a few hours so air/vapour must play a part in the process. I suspect its the vinegar causing the tarnish rather than the salt so you could try threading the buttons on some wire and suspending them above a pan of simmering malt vinegar, the darker vinegar works better than spirit. Ive left the rods at work overnight stood in the solution, Im going to try heating the bar up and quenching it in the vinegar and i'll post some photo's of the results in a day or two.
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I've read that egg yolks work well too. Seal the brass object up with a boiled egg yolk for a bit and the (sulfur?) vapo(u)rs will do the trick.
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This is true.  My original wedding band was an oxidized silver ring that was totally black when new.  After awhile all the black rubbed off and I was left with a shiny silver ring.  20 minutes in a sealed sandwich bag with a freshly boiled and broken egg and the ring was totally black again.  I would expect brass to have a similar result as far as discoloration.
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When I used to bronze cast, we always used liver of sulpher with a light torching, followed by mineral oil or beeswax. Gives your standard dark brown patina. I'd have to look, but I think it was potassium based. Hobby shops usually have a variety of 'antiquing' solutions. Some for brown, some for verdigris, etc.
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Here we go, the brass bar looked like this


Using different vinegar vapo(who's language is thisWink)urs they've tarnished like this.

The pink tarnish on the bottom bar was from roadsalt (from the gritbin on the street) vapour dissolved in spirit vinegar, the black was caused by the heated up bar being plunged into malt vinegar.

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