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Victorian Era City Of London Police Constable's Hand Painted Wood Presentation Truncheon To Constable ‘419’. Sn 16405 - 16405
Prior to 1839, the responsibility for policing in the City of London was divided, from the medieval period, between day and night City Watch, primarily under the two sheriffs. Responsibilities were shared with the aldermen's officers – the ward beadles – who are now purely ceremonial. It was these officers' responsibility for ensuring the Night Watch was maintained. Policing during the day eventually came under the City Patrol, which evolved into the City Day Police, which was modelled on the Metropolitan Police. In 1838, the Day Police and Night Watch were merged into a single organisation. The passing of the City of London Police Act 1839 gave statutory approval to the force as an independent police body, heading off attempts made to merge it with the Metropolitan Police. This is an original hand painted wood City of London Police presentation truncheon to Constable ‘419’. It is 17 ¼” length and the City of London ‘St George’ shield with gold wreath and Victorian Crown ‘VR’ cypher (Victoria Regina) together with Constable’s number ‘419’ in gold all on a dark green background. The paint is worn in areas. It has a deep grooved grip with rounded end and is fitted with leather wrist strap. The wood is undamaged with no dents. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16405
£275.00

May 1926 British General Strike BSA Auxiliary Guard Truncheon Mounted With Brass Presentation Plate. Sn 16402 - 16402
The 1926 general strike in the United Kingdom was a general strike that lasted nine days, from 3 May 1926 to 12 May 1926. It was called by the General Council of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in an unsuccessful attempt to force the British government to act to prevent wage reduction and worsening conditions for 1.2 million locked-out coal miners. Some 1.7 million workers went out, especially in transport and heavy industry. The government was prepared and enlisted middle class volunteers to maintain essential services.including work at the Birmingham Small Arms (BSA) factory who supplied arms to the British army. This is an original BSA Auxiliary Guard genral strike truncheon mounted with brass presentation plate ‘ BSA Auxiliary Guard General Strike May 1926’ . The varnished wood truncheon 15" length. The wood has some surface scuffs and a couple of chips consistent with age & use. It has a deep grooved grip with rounded end and is fitted with original leather wrist strap which has some service wear. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16402
£275.00

Victorian Era Berkshire Constabulary Special Constable's Lignum Vitae Hardwood Hand Painted Presentation Truncheon. Sn 16403 - 16403
Berkshire Constabulary was formed in 1856, it is a former Home Office police force which was responsible for policing the county of Berkshire in Southern England. Berkshire Constabulary was merged with several other adjacent police forces in 1968 to form the Thames Valley Police. This is an excellent quality Lignum Vitae Tropical Hardwood Police Presentation Truncheon to a Special constable of Berkshire Constabulary in the form most commonly found in the Victorian era. It is 15" length and has "Berks Special Constable " in gold lettering above a gold flower with red centre. It has a deep grooved grip with rounded end and is fitted with original leather wrist strap. The wood is undamaged with no dents. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16403
£245.00

Victorian Scottish Dunbartonshire Constabulary Special Constable’s Hand Painted Lignum Vitae Hard Wood Presentation Police Truncheon. Sn 16401 - 16401
The Scottish Dunbartonshire Constabulary was formed in 1858. This is an original Victorian Truncheon. Police Truncheon, Hand Decorated To a Special Constable of The Dunbartonshire Constabulary. The staff is made lignum vitae tropical hard wood. The body of the staff is hand painted with colourful Victorian Queen’s Crown and Dunbartonshire Constabulary within wreath above banner ‘Special Constable’. The decorations retain much of their original vivid colours. The truncheon has a contoured grooved grip recessed for wrist strap with rounded pommel and leather cord wrist strap. The truncheon measures 16” length. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16401
£295.00

SOLD SOLD (13/08) Victorian Hand Painted London Metropolitan Bow Street Police Truncheon (Bow Street Runners) By Field Holborn (London). Sn 16426 - 16426
The Bow Street Runners have been called London's first professional Police Force. The Force, originally numbering only six individuals, was founded in 1742 by the British Magistrate Henry Fielding, who was also well known as an author (Bow Street is a thoroughfare in Covent Garden, Westminster, London. It was constructed in 1633 and has held a number of important buildings, including Bow Street Police Station & Magistrates' Court). After Sir Robert Peel presented ideas on the reformation of British Policing by implementation of a civilian, paid and trained Police Force, the British Parliament passed the Metropolitan Police Act of 1829 resulting in the formation of the London Metropolitan Police Force. Modern policing started after the Bow Street Runners were amalgamated into the Metropolitan Police Force in 1829. The world famous Bow Street Police Station closed in 1992. This is an original hand painted Victorian Metropolitan Police Truncheon to Bow Street Police. The staff is made from heavy ebonised wood. The body is painted Black and the grip unpainted natural wood all varnished. The body of the staff is hand painted with Heraldic Arms in Gold & Red together with partially visible ‘Bow Street Police’ in gold on a field of red. The decorations retain much of their original vivid colours. The truncheon has a contoured grooved grip recessed for wrist strap with rounded pommel which is very faintly impressed by the manufacturer ‘Holborn (London)’ (no doubt Field or later Parker Field who produced quality Victorian Sword and Police Hanger blades. The manufacturer mark is visible to the naked eye under close inspection but cannot be photographed). The truncheon which has service wear but is intact with no cracks measures 15” overall length. The price for this police truncheon to the World Famous Bow Street Police Station includes UK delivery. Sn 16426
£0.00

Victorian Irish Police Bog Oak Wooden Truncheon/ Staff With Hand Carved Shamrocks & Harp With Wrist Cord. Sn 16386. - 16386
Bog Oak, much like Brown Oak, is not a specific species, but is rather a term that designates oak that has been buried in a peat bog, sometimes for several hundreds of years. The anaerobic conditions of the bog protect the wood from decay, while the acidic water contains tannins, which stain the wood a dark brown to almost black. This is an excellent Victorian Irish Police Hand Carved Bog Oak Wooden Truncheon/ Staff. This heavy truncheon measures 13 ¾” overall. For its whole length and around its circumference the staff is deeply hand carved with foliate decoration, Shamrocks and Harp designs. The grip section which is holed for wrist cord and fitted with old frayed shoelace wrist cord. It has a hand carved diamond shaped pattern to assist grip. The price for this Victorian Irish Bog Oak Police truncheon / staff includes UK delivery. Sn 16386
£275.00

Victorian Irish Police Bog Oak Wooden Truncheon/ Staff With Hand Carved Shamrocks & Harp. Sn 16385. - 16385
Bog Oak, much like Brown Oak, is not a specific species, but is rather a term that designates oak that has been buried in a peat bog, sometimes for several hundreds of years. The anaerobic conditions of the bog protect the wood from decay, while the acidic water contains tannins, which stain the wood a dark brown to almost black. This is an excellent Victorian Irish Police Hand Carved Bog Oak Wooden Truncheon/ Staff. This heavy truncheon measures 12 ½” overall. For its whole length and around its circumference the staff is deeply hand carved with, Leaves, Shamrocks and Harp designs. The grip section which is holed for wrist cord has a hand carved diamond shaped pattern to assist grip. The tip of the staff is decorated with a hand carved shamrock. The price for this Victorian Irish Bog Oak Police truncheon / staff includes UK delivery. Sn 16385
£275.00

Pre WW1 Edwardian English Cambridge Constabulary Police Lignum Vitae Hard Wood Presentation Truncheon To ‘Alderman George Stace Mayor 1907’ By Hiatt & Co Birmingham. Sn 16093 - 16093
The English Cambridgeshire Constabulary was formed in 1851. George Stace recorded as a Ladies' outfitter became an Alderman and Mayor of Cambridge between 1906 & 1907. He was also an Officer and Member of the Cambridge Boy Scouts Association who sat on the Cambridge district Council in that era. This is an excellent original Edwardian Police Presentation Truncheon presented to mayor Stace. Made of lignum vitae hard wood it is 15” length and has highly coloured painted panels. It features the Kings Crown with Royal Cypher ‘ER’(Edward Rex) together with Cambridge Coat of Arms. The back of the truncheon has lettering in gold ‘Alderman George Stace Mayor 1907’. It has a deep grooved grip with rounded end and recess for wrist strap. The butt is impressed by the manufacturer ‘Hiatt & Co Birmingham’ who made quality items of Police equipment throughout the Victorian and Edwardian eras.The wood is undamaged with no dents. All of the original art work is excellent and retains its original vivid colour. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16093
£395.00

WW1 1914-1919 George V Scottish Edinburgh Police Special Constable's Presentation Lignum Vitae Hard Wood Truncheon To S.C 576. Sn 16020 - 16020
This is an excellent original wooden Police Presentation Truncheon to a Special constable who saw service from the beginning of WW1 and served throughout and beyond until 1919. Made of lignum vitae hard wood it is 15 ½” length and has highly coloured polychrome panels. It features the Kings Crown with Royal Cypher ‘GR’(George Rex) together with Edinburgh City Coat of Arms above banners with lettering 'Special Constable 1914-1919' and number ‘576’. It has a deep grooved grip with rounded end and recess for wrist strap. The wood is undamaged with no dents. All of the original art work is excellent and retains its original vivid colour. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 16020
£275.00

Early 19th Century Police Tipstaff With Oak Turned Handle, Ornate Brass Shaft & Crown Tip With Original Gilt Finish. Sn 15824 - 15824
The earliest record of the Tipstaff (Warrant Stick) was in the 14th century. The name derives from the early origins of Policing when Warranted Officers would apprehend a criminal with the help if necessary of a tipped staff. The staff would be made of wood or metal and were not only a means of self-defence but the tips of the staffs would bear symbols of their authority. Modern Police Truncheons originated from these Tipstaffs. This is an excellent original Tipstaff. Made in the early 19th Century. It measures 9 ½” overall length. The ring turned Oak handle has a rounded end which has a small stable chip to the edge only visible on close inspection. The brass shaft has stylised foliate decoration. The shaft is topped with brass Royal Crown. The shaft and crown have original gilt finish. The price for this excellent piece of Policing history includes UK delivery. Sn 15824
£495.00
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