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Wooden constable's truncheon with a knob at the end of the handle, gently tapering all along the length and painted black. Traces of coloured embellishment at the top of the shaft, of a crown and the initials 'GR'. Accompanied by printed exhibition label, some missing. Remaining portion reads '[...TABLE'S] STAFF / [...ed] black. "Crown, G. R., in / [...rs]. From Kendal. / [...] Late Chief Constable Cotton.'

constable's staff

1 item (description level: whole)
Additional names, titles, or classifications
object name (Horniman Ethno.):  constable's staffs
object name (unclassified):  constable's staff

Cumbria, England, UK, British Isles, Western Europe, Europe
Additional place information
made or collected:  Kendal, Cumbria 

Materials and techniques
Additional material & technique information
material: wood (overall)
overall: 480 mm x 41 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 480 mm x 41 mm
inscription: tip G R .

vendor:  Moss, J. Newton  sale 1899-07

Related subjects
theme: War- and Peace-making
object name (Horniman Ethno.): constable's staffs
object name (unclassified): constable's staffs
material: wood

Record created 2005-02-08 by RWILLS
Record last updated 2014-07-04 by FKERLOGUE

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