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Old 20-07-13, 04:27 AM
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Smile 1st Edinburgh City Artillery Volunteers OR's busby grenade

Hi all,

A new one for me - 1st Edinburgh City Artillery Volunteers OR's busby grenade in WM (K&K 827, Bloomer 323) circa 1885.

It has a long slider on top of a hackle or plume holder fitting to the rear and measures 95x47mm and there is some high point wear to the front.

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Old 20-07-13, 12:10 PM
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Lovely badge. Personally I've always preferred the detail on the Victorian badges.

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Old 20-07-13, 12:28 PM
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Very nice badge. Any chance of fitting it with a plume/ or a "doctored" hackle - whatever it takes?
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Interesting badge with the oldest slider yet known? Sliders otherwise didn't come into use until 1905.

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great looking badge, thanks for post.steve
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Old 21-07-13, 08:53 AM
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Hi all,

Pleased you like this Victorian craftsmanship. I will see about a suitable plume but appreciate any guidance one can give but will do some research myself.

I guess the slider was developed as the most appropriate method of fixing to head dress but I had not appreciated how early this adaptation was.

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Old 21-07-13, 09:26 AM
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According to Litchfield & Westlake the plume should be white goat or horse hair and they were unusual in that they were the only unit in Scotland to wear the busby up until 1908.
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Old 21-07-13, 11:40 AM
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Thanks for that extra info 41st, gives me a guide as to what I should look out for and just knowing what they would have worn is a great help to put the badge in context.

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Very nice Dean, here's the pouch badge in silver plate,
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Old 22-07-13, 09:04 AM
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Now that is a nice badge Wilf, thanks for sharing.

Not common I would have thought.

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Old 22-07-13, 09:18 AM
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Very nice Dean, here's the pouch badge in silver plate,
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Nice one Wilf. Screw posts or lugs
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Old 22-07-13, 09:25 AM
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Thanks Dean, this one is on screw posts David,
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Old 22-07-13, 09:38 AM
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Thanks Dean, this one is on screw posts David,
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Hells, bells, you know I would have liked it to have had lugs............
Hope the weather is keeping you busy and all is well at home. Its 31 here during the day and 18/19 at night. Thunderstorms on Wednesday.
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There's one with plume attached in my Lowland album.
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There's one with plume attached in my Lowland album.
Would that be the same type of plume worn on the side of the bearskin??
David

Update: Just checked yours and it looks like a shorter version of a spare white one I have somewhere...
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