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Old 15-06-21, 11:18 AM
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Thoughts on these large lugs and use ?
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Old 15-06-21, 11:21 AM
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A well known and accepted variant. Sometimes referred to a tombstone lugs.

Information here https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ight=tombstone
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Old 15-06-21, 11:32 AM
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Thanks Luke,
A question do any other badge types have these so called tomb stone lugs?
I didn’t realise but today I have been looking through my KOYLI badges and this type has some interest to me
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Old 15-06-21, 12:18 PM
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Thanks Luke,
A question do any other badge types have these so called tomb stone lugs?
I didn’t realise but today I have been looking through my KOYLI badges and this type has some interest to me
Kind regards Chay
I think it’s more to do with these being a part of a two piece shoulder title.
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Old 15-06-21, 12:22 PM
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Interesting thought! I will measure the lugs and I think they are quite long and would cause shoulder trauma.
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Old 15-06-21, 01:04 PM
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The tombstones are 16mm long and I have one on the way so I have happened upon five same type same maker by chance and without any effort.
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Old 15-06-21, 02:28 PM
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KLR has found the reference for the change from a slider to the oblong lugs and dated it to the 1930s.
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Old 15-06-21, 02:36 PM
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Thank you Alan,
I checked the old thread Luke posted the link to, I wonder if these oblong lugs are found on any other badges?
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KLR has found the reference for the change from a slider to the oblong lugs and dated it to the 1930s.
Your post with date and pattern no. from a related yesteryear thread…

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KOYLI Pattern no 11255 Metal GWM
Date 1938/05/31 ACD/P/Ref C1050
Description Change from vertical shank to two prongs and pin
The fixing only altered, badge format unchanged Pattern 10600.
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Old 15-06-21, 02:46 PM
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Amazing thanks Luke !
The whole scenario of the change over seems quite unusual to me? I do think the tombstone attachment is ultra heavy duty when compared to a slider!
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I just had a search on the internet and this came up from a dealer in doncaster home of the KOYLI museum where this badge with tombstone attachments is called a slouch hat badge.
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Old 15-06-21, 05:53 PM
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The sealed pattern was some years previously so whilst it was worn on slouch hats it was not designed for the WW2 hat.
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Great information Alan! Thank you
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