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Old 01-05-17, 11:18 AM
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Default Munition Workers Canteen badges

Can anyone shed any light on this badge, their title and the cypher of Princess Louise clearly suggesting WWI.

They have not been tested but have the appearance of gold.

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Old 05-05-17, 02:10 PM
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Viewed 95 times and no comments? Must be rare or unknown.

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Old 05-05-17, 02:59 PM
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At a guess I'd say from the looks and quality it's something knocked up at one of the munitions factories for their own staff rather than an official item for all.
Just my opinion though.
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Old 06-05-17, 04:37 PM
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Each munitions factory had a munitions workers canteen. It's a matter of identifying the location of this one (the Princess Louise cypher will be key I suspect). Here is another badge (note the explanation): https://www.flickr.com/photos/23885771@N03/6996356457

For those interested in further reading see here: http://preserve.lehigh.edu/cgi/viewc...56&context=etd

Because the munition workers themselves were issued with lapel badges recognising their important work it was natural that those who worked in their canteens wanted a badge too. There is a good image showing the size of these canteens here: http://www.documentingdissent.org.uk...and-morecambe/

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Old 25-09-17, 01:36 AM
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Hi all

As someone with an interest in jewellery, I'd pretty much guarantee that this IS gold with a plating of a much higher carat over it.

It also has a slightly "basic" appearance (i.e. not made by a professional badge maker) so could have been made in the factory. Could even be a cast one and if it's small in size, was possibly made to recognise "service" post-war.

The pin back fitting suggests wear by a woman.
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Hi

Have found that I have more than a couple of Munitions Canteen badges (enamel and celluloid) in my collection so will post photos next week if there is the interest.

Also bought an old nickel silver spoon some time ago (along with a badge) that is stamped "MUNITIONS". Possibly use this to dish out the cat's food these days.....

This extra effort is possibly lost on the cat!
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It will be good to see examples from your collection.
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