Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:19 pm
No known examples of Brethyn Llwyd uniform jackets/trousers survive today. I had that correspondence many years ago with the museums. The Welsh Army Corps papers at the National Library of Wales contain paperwork relating to manufacturing contracts, opinions of commanders etc. There are assorted "samples" in all shades of grey sent in by eager woollen mills wanting to bid; but strangely not the final approved sample which was sent out to the successful contractors! The nearest one gets to knowing what it looked like is a journalist's comment likening it to the grey of the Guards' overcoats.
It's difficult even to find photos of troops wearing it, though they surely must exist.
Kevin - I have had a look for my copy of the sword patent but can't find it in the junkshop which is my attic. RWF Museum and IWM should have it, unless you want to send to the Patent Office or wherever past designs are archived.