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SPECIAL REGULATIONS No. 42.
WASHINGTON, August 15, 1917. The following are the Specifications for the Uniform of the United States Army.
They will be referred to officially as the Uniform Specifications, 1917 (abbreviation U. Sp.). BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF War:
TASKER H. BLISS,
Afajor General, Acting Chief of Stafj. OFFICIAL: H. P. MCCAIN,
The Adjutant General.
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
The following paragraphs embody material changes in the
1. AIGUILETTE.-T) be braided gold or gilt wire cord it inch in diameter, in two parts, front and back, each part to be neatly fastened to a triangular piece of brass metal having on the inside a bent hook. This hook when worn attaches to a small strip of brass metal which slips under the shoulder strap or through a loop when used with the shoulder knot or white coat.
The front and back parts to have a loop 301 inches long. The back part to have a loose end with a braided portion 24 inches long; this part to measure 26 inches to the button loop and an additional 8 inches of single cord and pencil.
The front part to have a shorter loose end with a braided portion 15 inches long; this part to measure 171 inches to the button loop and with an additional 71 inches of single cord and pencil.
The metal piece for the shoulder strap, curved in order to con. form to contour of shoulder, to be 37 inches long and inch wide, with an opening at each end of about f irch for the hook.
The metal piece for shoulder knot to be 23 inches long and i inch wide, with opening for hook about $ inch wide, with a raised portion of metal in center 1 inch long to permit the shoulder knot holder to pass through.
2. BELT, SABER.
(a) Major general.-Belt.--To be of red russia leather 14 inches wide with detachable sling. The belt to have three stripes of gold or gilt embroidery about 4 inch wide and } inch apart and $ inch from top and bottom edges.
Plate.-To be of gilt or gold metal, rectangular in shape, 2 inches wide and 3 inches long, having a bright raised rim. To