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Old 14-04-24, 05:37 PM
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Two new buys that came together yesterday, I don't think I have encountered these back marks before.

Is the first button an early Bath Police button? and any ideas on the second please?

Rob
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Correct. The first button is Bath City Police.

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Thank you Dave

There is a similar "IR" button in Ripleys Rifle Volunteers relating to Cumbria but it seems to be very uncertain?

Could it be "LR" for a Somerset unit, 17th Lyncombe or 21st Langport perhaps?

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Thank you Dave

There is a similar "IR" button in Ripleys Rifle Volunteers relating to Cumbria but it seems to be very uncertain?

Could it be "LR" for a Somerset unit, 17th Lyncombe or 21st Langport perhaps?

Rob
The letters are SR but I don't know what unit it represents. There are additions to Ripley's Rifle Volunteer buttons in his pamphlets on Yeomanry Buttons, English Infantry Militia Buttons, and Scottish, Welsh & Channel Islands Infantry Militia Buttons but it's not in any of these either.

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Old 15-04-24, 03:40 PM
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Thank you, you may be right there are other early buttons which show a similar "S".

Not Southern Railways as they were founded in 1923.

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Gwen Squires book shows a similar design button to yours on Plate 10. It is described as a small Officers' silver button to the Surrey Rifle Volunteers.

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