British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum

Recent Books by Forum Members

   

Go Back   British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum > Common Forums > Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies

 Other Pages: Galleries, Links etc.
Glossary  Books by Forum Members     Canadian Pre 1914    CEF    CEF Badge Inscriptions   Canadian post 1920     Canadian post 1953     British Cavalry Badges     Makers' Marks    Pipers' Badges  Canadian Cloth Titles  Books  SEARCH
 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-03-24, 11:59 AM
MH331 MH331 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: North Yorkshire
Posts: 2,210
Default Blackened Army Cyclist Corps

I acquired this in a job lot of badges. I have not seen ACC blackened before so any help with right or restrike gratefully received.

Thanks Mark
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_4215.jpg (61.9 KB, 117 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_4216.jpg (61.7 KB, 95 views)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 15-04-24, 10:45 AM
MH331 MH331 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: North Yorkshire
Posts: 2,210
Default

Any thoughts?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 15-04-24, 06:31 PM
Sonofacqms's Avatar
Sonofacqms Sonofacqms is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 6,848
Default Army Cyclists

Mark, has it been blackened or does it just want a good clean?

These badges if original would be over 100 years old and may have picked up a lot of grime.

A thought.

Rob
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 16-04-24, 04:52 PM
MH331 MH331 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: North Yorkshire
Posts: 2,210
Default

Rob,

A sound thought but it’s definitely blackened rather than patina.

All the best Mark
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 16-04-24, 04:54 PM
Alan O's Avatar
Alan O Alan O is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 12,900
Default

I am unaware of any cyclist unit which blackened its badges and have never seen a photo of anything other than a brass one. The cyclists were mostly UK based involved in home defence so 'tactical' blackening was not a thing.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 16-04-24, 05:45 PM
41st's Avatar
41st 41st is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Cardiff, Wales
Posts: 2,088
Default

There is plenty of photographic evidence for the 7th Welsh (Cyclists) wearing blackened cap badges & shoulder titles.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 16-04-24, 06:07 PM
Alan O's Avatar
Alan O Alan O is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 12,900
Default

Indeed but they wore the Welsh badge and not the Cyclist Corps badge.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 16-04-24, 06:12 PM
Luke H's Avatar
Luke H Luke H is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Londoner in exile
Posts: 5,992
Default

It’s not a repro.

Unable to help with why it’s been blackened but the finish certainly appears to have age.

One to hang onto and not be tempted to clean methinks.

Perhaps a photo will turn up one day.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 16-04-24, 07:43 PM
41st's Avatar
41st 41st is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Cardiff, Wales
Posts: 2,088
Default

Ah, I see where you’re coming from.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alan O View Post
Indeed but they wore the Welsh badge and not the Cyclist Corps badge.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 17-04-24, 10:41 AM
MH331 MH331 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: North Yorkshire
Posts: 2,210
Default

Thanks all for your input definitely a keeper.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

mhs link

All times are GMT. The time now is 03:42 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.