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Old 15-04-19, 10:16 PM
4966Ian 4966Ian is offline
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Hi All,

I bought mine as "Royal Naval Barracks". A description, I wasn't totally sure of or happy with, but they were cheap and worth taking a punt on.

I bought them as I collect Mess Waiter buttons and they are the standard type of late Victorian/Edwardian open backed style of button as are most Mess Waiter buttons of that period. So I was hoping it was some form of Royal Navy B?????? Mess Waiter's button. But I have no info to back that up with - just wishful thinking on my part.

I have 2 sizes:

16.1mm - FIRMIN LONDON & BIRMINGHAM
25.6mm - FIRMIN & SONS Ld . St MARTINS LANE LONDON .

I have also seen advertised :

16mm - FIRMIN * LONDON *
26mm - FIRMIN * LONDON *

It would be great if we can identify the true use of this button.

Ian
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