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Old 20-01-16, 02:00 AM
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Pictured first is a WWII era cap badge with a war time modification. Some soldiers punched out or domed their cap badge. A little touch to personalize their gear that kind of fell within the dress regulations. Factory fresh cap badges have a slight dome to them but this takes it a step further.

Also pictured is a brass cap badge that has been platted. Brass cap badges were not popular when they were issued during the WWII. I am told the brass variation was a cost saving measure. At some point after WWII some of the unpopular brass cap badges were chrome platted.
I believe this is one of them, if you look at the front there is signs of sanding on the 48, this would have been done to help with the chroming process, also some of the detail and texture is gone, even the lugs are all the same color as the badge. This badge was made by William Scully Montreal but it is difficult to see due to the platting.

Lastly is what I believe is a post WWII Old Comrades Association blazer crest.
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Old 20-01-16, 02:22 AM
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Default Different maker of a 48th badge. Here you go.

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In regards to makers of WWII 48th Highlanders cap badges I have only been able to find two different makers marks. William Scully and Roden Bros. The William Scully makers mark I encounter much more often than Roden Bros. I have encountered two different styles of Scully markings. I also have a good number of cap badges with no makers marks at all. Judging by the details and lugs and I am assuming a large number of the unmarked badges were made by William Scully. If any one has any other makers markers that I do not have please let me know.

Pictured are examples of Roden and Scully made examples.
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Old 20-01-16, 02:26 AM
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Default Front of the Gaunt marked badge.

A pic of the front. The lugs are extra long. I am on a limb here...I think it's for a busbey.
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Old 20-01-16, 02:29 AM
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Default Roden marked badges

Both Roden marked
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A pic of the front. The lugs are extra long. I am on a limb here...I think it's for a busbey.
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Old 20-01-16, 02:41 AM
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Here I have a a Toronto Rotary Highlanders cap badge and should title. I admittedly have not done much research on these but I am going to guess they date from the 50's-60s?

Also a later generation Old Comrades Association blazer crest. It is actually very heavy with thick metal stitches.
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Old 20-01-16, 12:18 PM
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Hi David, Thanks for posting the image of the Gaunt 48th badge. First time I have seen that example. Note it is the garter type badge, dating to sometime before the 30's.
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Thanks great thread. Im after a 14-18 period 15th Battalion badge and your images are a great help.

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Old 21-01-16, 01:02 AM
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I know you wanted another maker. Here is one for you!
Great cap badge, thanks for adding that picture. I do not have that maker yet.
As soon as I saw your makers mark I realized I missed one other example. Here is a J.W. Tiptaft & Son, Birmingham.
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Old 21-01-16, 01:13 AM
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Cross (First World War Canadian Infantry Badges) calls for a 3rd type of badge for the 48th/15th Bn. the description is "DILEAS GU BRATH [over] 48 HIGHLANDERS OF CANADA. Maybe like the 92nd. there is no image of this badge in the book, nor is there any description. I have never seen anything that would closely match "Cross's" description. Do you have any thoughts??

also would it be possible to get copies of your images for the CEF book. Well focused, strong depth of field, well lit, full size (not compressed) Please!! - - Thanks
Hi Larry,

I do not recall seeing the badge that you mentioned, I will be returning to the 48th Highlanders museum in the next week or two, I will poke around there and see if I can find any more information.

I can send you pictures of any of the badges you need for the book. Just tell me what ones you need and a email address to send them to. I will retake the pictures, I have already deleted most of the pictures I used for this thread, not the best pictures in the first place as I was in a rush, took the pictures on my knee in basically the dark. haha
I have a garbage camera but will do the best I can.

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A pic of the front. The lugs are extra long. I am on a limb here...I think it's for a busbey.
Possibly for a sporran?

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On the right the Stewart of Fingask Tartan, worn by the pipers of the 48th..
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Old 22-01-16, 04:45 PM
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Interesting that the backing is made of two pieces of tartan. I haven't seen that practice before.
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"Badge Backings and Special Embellisments of the British Army" mention the practice. Tartan patches cut on the bias don't fray as well as those cut square. It was not uncommon to back a piece of tartan backing with another piece to increase the frayed edge around the badge without having the frayed edges run under the badge. Or to add another piece to highlight the badge and backing as seen in the first badge. I think it is a practice that has faded from use.
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Here is a few items from my collection of 48th Highlanders sweet heart badges, memorabilia and odd ball modifications of original items for different uses.
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Old 23-01-16, 09:18 PM
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I picked this up a few years ago but I am not sure what it was used for. It is very heavy, Can anyone help me out with identifying the use for this item?
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