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Original British Victorian Painted Bobby Police Truncheon c.1870 by Parker Field & Sons

Regular price $275.00

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Original Item: One Only. In lovely matured condition this measures 13 1/2 inches in overall length and dates to the 1860s/1870s Victorian England. Painted truncheons are rare, as after 1900 the decorative painting was abandoned, however the Bobby on the beat in England even today carries a wood truncheon in a specially designed inside pocket in his uniform trousers.

Our Victorian example shows the remains of most of the paintwork including the decorative VB.R. in script in gold letters over a gold surrounded red plaque, which no doubt at one time bore the Coat of Arms of the City in which this truncheon was issued and used. Beautifully turned wood ribbed handle complete with leather wrist thong. There are also markings on the bottom of the pommel, though they are partly worn. Originally it would have read FIELD / 233 HOLBORN, indicating manufacture by Parker Field & Sons, a known firm making truncheons in the period 1842–1877 at that location.

A great addition to any Bobby Police collection, ready to display!

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