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Old 26-11-18, 12:17 PM
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Default Constabulary buttons, what period

Hi all,

I found those two Constabulary buttons that are looking pretty old. Larger was made in Dublin. Any ideas when they were in use? Pre- Victorian era?

I am always looking early (pre 1939) British ribbon bars with foreign awards; interesting devices or just different construction solutions. Also I am seeking Royal Dublin Fusiliers items. I can help in small scale to research RDF soldiers (MICs, medal rolls, additional information, etc).
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Old 15-01-19, 10:02 PM
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1856 County and Borough Police Act compelled all Counties to establish police forces before this many watchmen or constabulary would likely have a general issue button. I think Ripley did a volume two police button book that deals with the earlier buttons but I don't have it.
Clancy back mark dates the large button to around 1810-1850.
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