William IV Buckinghamshire Police Constabulary Tip Staff / Truncheon Hand Painte William IV Buckinghamshire Police Constabulary Tip Staff / Truncheon Hand Painte
1830-1837 Large William IV Buckinghamshire Police Constabulary Tip Staff / Truncheon Hand Painted ‘Bucks’ & ‘WR IV’ With Crown & Impressed Number 7. Sn 13099 - 13099
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 to The Buckinghamshire Constabulary (William IV 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 staff measures 24” overall length. The main section is painted black with gold lettering which consists of 2 indistinct letters and ‘BUCKS’ (Buckinghamshire Constabulary), together with Crown & Royal cypher ‘WR IV’ (King William IV Rex). The body is tapered and has a varnished wood grip holed for wrist strap and impressed with a large number ‘7’. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13099
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