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Pipe Majors Badge 8 years 8 months ago #14799

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Silver glengarry badge worn by Pipe Sgt Thomas Clark 1st Bn Black Watch.
Appointed Sgt-Piper February 1901, made by William Dowler & Son Birmingham 1902.
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Fabulous badge Ron. Looks like it has been lovingly cared for over the years.

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David
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Thank you showing a great badge. The evidence for polishing enhances it and it is so much more appealing than those badges which are pristine and probably taken from stores and never worn.

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Pipe Majors Badge 8 years 8 months ago #14831

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Hello Ron,
Thats a fine lump of silver you have there, I had no idea that Dowler's actually made officers glengarry badges for this regiment, which cycle of hallmarks did they use on the reverse?
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Hi, Frank the makers mark on the front just to the left of St.Andrews right hand .In a cartouche reads vertically W D & S, the Stirling mark and date letter below St. Andrews feet the anchor mark either miss truck or missing?
I have other pieces of militaria worn by P.M. Clark including a very fine plaid brooch, will post soon.
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Hello Roy,
The marks are a little indistinct, however, I would suggest that they may well actually be twenty second cycle London marks for 1898-1899 because of the shape of the Lion Passant when compared with the date letter, it has a Victorian crown too, the sixth cycle of Birmingham marks, with that letter would be 1903-1904.
What does the reverse look like, is it cast or struck, not that any of this really matters, it is a superb piece of silver.
Kind regards Frank

ronmarsden wrote: Hi, Frank the makers mark on the front just to the left of St.Andrews right hand .In a cartouche reads vertically W D & S, the Stirling mark and date letter below St. Andrews feet the anchor mark either miss truck or missing?
I have other pieces of militaria worn by P.M. Clark including a very fine plaid brooch, will post soon.
Ron

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