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Old 21-09-22, 03:20 PM
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Default Norfolk Officer's with slider

This badge appears to have been guilded
Then at a later stage a bronze coat applied the slider is original fitment
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Old 21-09-22, 05:33 PM
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Both my gilded badge have sliders.
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Old 21-09-22, 09:51 PM
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Question Norfolk officers with slider

This is a bit of a quandary for me as I was always understood that these badges with Britannia on a plinth were for officers only and had blades as fittings.

I believe someone put a photo up of an other ranks wearing such a badge as this on the forum sometime ago, although I cannot understand why Neil's badge was gilded and then a bronze finish added.

Not being a Norfolk collector I would love to know others thoughts.

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Old 22-09-22, 05:13 AM
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I can't imagine anybody bronzing a gilded badge?
My thought would be that the slidered badges may have been made for pagri's in India. Possible bronzed later to dull them on the outbreak of war? If not, perhaps the gilding has come off leaving a bronze finish?
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Old 22-09-22, 02:05 PM
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It may also be down to the economics from years past to bronze a worn gilded badge after its served it's purpose, I've got an RE gilded badge that has had both cypher and crown cut and replaced from a victorian badge to reuse it.
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Old 22-09-22, 04:29 PM
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Have given the badge a light clean most of the bronze finish is gone or very thin and there is a lot more guilt on the reverse I suspect the idea of a worn badge being repurposed may be correct.
The slider isn't the type I would associate with a pagri being quite short and narrow it's much more like a longer version of the short tag some silver officer badges have at the bottom with a lug at the top
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Old 22-09-22, 05:36 PM
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It's not a pagri badge, but an officers dress cap badge. As to why your example has been bronzed Neil, I don't know. Is the slider white metal on your badge?
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Old 22-09-22, 05:42 PM
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yes the slider is W/M
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Old 22-09-22, 06:08 PM
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Same as mine then. Good to know
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I was told that a new officer could whatever fittings for his new badge from the manufacturing whatever he'd like !
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Old 24-09-22, 07:11 PM
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I was told that a new officer could whatever fittings for his new badge from the manufacturing whatever he'd like !
I was told the same years back, most badges would probably be off the shelf as you could say with a standard fitting for the type of badge and the option an ordered purchase.
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