Police

SCARCE, Early 20th Century Hiatts American made Flexible Link Handcuffs Marked Yuma To The Yuma Police Dept, Arizona , USA Numbered 97 With Original Matching Number Key. Sn 15415 –

These handcuffs designed by Hiatt are rare to find. Produced in America in the early 20th Century these Hiatt Flexible cuffs are made of iron and have correct flexible links. One of the links is crisply marked Yuma to the Yuma Police Dept, Arizona , USA and another link numbered 97. The cuffs are joined by the correct linked iron rings and have their original key with matching number 97. Both cuffs open, close and lock as they should. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15415

SOLD SOLD (26/06) British Edwardian 1907-1909 Joseph Hudson Patent The Metropolitan Nickel Plated Brass Police Whistle With Sheffield Steel Folding Knife Blade. Sn 15341 –

This is a rare and unusual form Edwardian Police whistle with folding knife blade. The nickel plated brass whistle measures 3 length including its lanyard ring. The body is crisply marked The Metropolitan Patent J. Hudson 13 Barr St Birmingham. The Diaphragm is also marked J.Hudson Patent (Joseph Hudson worked at 13 Barr Street from 1888 to 1909. In 1907 he took out patent No.01112 for his Metropolitan Whistle). One side of the whistle has a small 1 single edged steel folding blade . The blade is undamaged with just staining consistent with age and is marked Sheffield England. The whistle functions as it should producing loud, piercing sound. The price for this unusual form of Edwardian Police Officers whistle includes UK delivery. Sn 15341

1830-1837 William IV Painted Ebonised Painted Wood Police Tip Staff /Truncheon & Wrist Strap. Sn 14867 –

The earliest record of the Tipstaff (Warrant Stick) was in the 14th century. The name derives from the early origins of Policing when Warranted Officers would apprehend a criminal with the help if necessary of a tipped staff. The staff would be made of wood or metal and were not only a means of self defence but would also bear symbols of their authority. Modern Police Truncheons originated from these Tipstaffs. This is an excellent original large William IV Tipstaff / Truncheon. William IV (William Henry; 21 August 1765 20 June 1837) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover from 26 June 1830 until his death in 1837. The Ebonised wood is hand painted dark green with Crown below W IV R cypher (William IV Rex) in gilt, red and blue/green colours which are vivid. The staff with domed pommel, grooved grip and tapering cylindrical upper section measures 21 overall length. The grip section is holed and fitted with leather cord wrist strap. The wood has areas of light surface wear consistent with age but no damage or cracks. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14867

Original, WW1 / WW2 Era Decorated Scottish Coatbridge Burgh Police Constabulary East Lanarkshire Lignum Vitae Retirement Presentation Truncheon By Hiat & Co Ltd Birmingham With Wrist Strap . Sn 14763 –

The Scottish, East Lanarkshire, Coatbridge Burgh Police Constabulary were established in 1886 and ceased to exist in 1967 when it amalgamated with Airdrie Burgh, Hamilton Burgh and Motherwell & Wishaw Burgh to become part of Lanarkshire Constabulary. This is an original WW2 lignum vitae hardwood Coatbridge Burgh Police Truncheon. These types of decorated truncheon were often presented to Police Officers on their retirement from service. Our example is 15 length. The wood is undamaged and features colourful decoration, the Kings Crown with Royal Cypher (George Rex) together with Coatbridge Burgh Police within panel. It has a deep grooved grip with rounded butt and is fitted with original wrist strap. The butt is stamped with manufacturers roundel Hiat & Co Ltd Birmingham. The grip is fitted with original leather wrist strap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14763

Pre 1952 Essex Constabulary Womens Uniform Cap With Essex Constabulary Kings Crown Cap badge. Sn 13907:63 –

This is a 1950s era Essex Constabulary Police Womens uniform hat complete with Kings Crown Essex Constabulary hat badge. The hats design is based on the WW2 British Womens military uniform issue hat. The hat is in perfect undamaged condition. It has a large visor peak. The top is made up of 4 sewn segments, all made in dark blue cloth. The hat has a black embroidered head band with an Essex Constabulary cap badge. On the inside it is lined with black cotton. There is no size in the hat. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13907:63

1950s-60s West German Police Polizei Peaked Police Motorcyclist Helmet By Romer Helm, Size 57 / 58 and Helmet Transfer Badge. Sn 13907:62 –

This is a 1950s-60s West German Police Polizei motorcyclist helmet, size 57 / 58. The helmet is made of hard composite and coloured white and it has a leather headband on the outside which is padded. It is styled similar to the British Corker motorcycle helmet. It has a black leather neck and ear piece with black nylon chin strap which is adjustable with a steel buckle. To the front is a transfer type helmet badge which depicts a rearing horse. Inside it has the makers label Romer and a brown leather 9 tongue liner. The liner has a circular label with the size 57 / 58. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13907:62

1950s-60s West German Police Polizei Peaked Police Motorcyclist Helmet By Romer Helm, Size 59 and Helmet Badge. Sn 13907:61 –

This is a 1950s-60s West German Police Polizei motorcyclist peaked helmet, size 59. The helmet is made of hard composite and coloured white and it has what looks to be a leather peak, piped in white leather. On either side it has in black letters Polizei the German for police. It is styled similar to the British ;Corker motorcycle helmet. It has a black leather neck and ear piece with black leather chin strap which is adjustable with a brass buckle. To the front is a metal helmet badge which depicts a castle with three towers. Inside it has the makers label Original Romer Helm and a brown leather 10 tongue liner. The liner is stamped in black ink with the size 59. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13907:61

1950-1960s British Police Constables / Sergeants Staffordshire County Police Motocyclist Corker Helmet & Badge. Sn 13907:60 –

An Original 1950s-1960s Staffordshire County Police motorcyclists Corker helmet. The Corker helmet, so called because it was made from leather covered cork is in good original condition. The outer finish is black leather and the top is made od four panels, stitched. There are two breather vents on either side. The peak is also leather covered and it has a black leather stitched headband. To the front it has a Staffordshire County Police helmet / cap badge. It has a black leather insert which is stitched and covers the neck and the ears which incorporates an justable chin strap which is secured with a single press stud. Inside it is lined with red cotton and still has the word Corker visible. There is no size marking visible on the helmet. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13907:60

1950s French Police Paris Bandsmans Kepi With Bullion Badges By Perchet Freres. Sn 13907:59 –

An Original 1950s French Police Paris bandsman Kepi. The kepi is made from dark blue corded cloth and on the top and the top edges it has a fine gold bullion piping with cross design on the top. It has a silver bullion chin strap secured on either side with a silver coloured button. The peak is black with black rolled edge. To the front it has two bullion badges. The top one is silver green and red and the one below is silver. Inside it has a brown leather sweat band. It is lined in brown silk and in the top it is stamped with the manufacturers stamp, Equipment Militares Perchet Freres 4 Rue des Mauvais Garcons 58 Rue du Roi de Sicile, Paris. A very nice example. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13907:59

Rochester Divison Kent Constabulary Victorian Police Presentation Truncheon, Hand Decorated Constable 88. Sn 14331 –

A Victorian (V.R. C.1837-1850) Police Presentation Truncheon, Hand Decorated to Kent Constabulary, Rochester Division. Following the introduction of the Metropolitan Police in 1829 one of the next pieces of legislation enabling the formation of a police force was the Municipal Corporations Act of 1835. The result of this reform was to allow 178 boroughs to form a watch committee, which in turn had to establish and supervise a local police force. The Kent County Constabulary became operational on 20 May 1857 with 222 officers, and truncheons from this period are rare. The example shown is decorated with a crown over a script VR cipher and inscribed KENT in the cartouche. This truncheon is made from hard wood and is painted black above the grips where the hand painted decoration has been applied. It is hand decorated and varnished. The truncheon has the Queens Crown at the top in red, gold, black and white. Below this is VR in gold and there is a gold cartouche below this with Kent in gold on a red background. Below this it has Rochester Div. 18. The truncheon has a multi grooved grip which is shaped. This is a very nice truncheon. The truncheon measures 18 1/2 long. The price includes Uk delivery. Sn 14331

12/8/2018 – Preston Charnock Richards