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Ref 3141. An unusual wooden truncheon with a presentation CITY of LONDON inscription. Circa 1960.
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Andrew Bottomley Antique Arms & Armour. Mail Order Only. Established in 1968.
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Ref 3141. An unusual wooden truncheon with a presentation CITY of LONDON inscription. Circa 1960.

AccessoriesAntiques & MilitariaUsed£ 350
Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK. See our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref 3141. An unusual wooden truncheon with a presentation CITY of LONDON inscription. The wooden truncheon engraved with an oblong metal plaque engraved ''City of London CYRIL F LEWIS Chief Commoner some time Chairman of the Police Committee.'' The first direct elections to Common Council took place in 1384, before that date the representatives of the wards had been elected by the livery companies. In the mid 1900's the Court of Common Council, also known as the Common Council of the City of London was the primary decision making body of the City of London Corporation and meets nine times per year. Each year, the common councilmen elect one of their number to serve as Chief Commoner, an office which serves to recognise the distinguished contribution the office holder is likely to have made to the City Corporation over a period of years. The Chief Commoner is expected to champion the Court of Common Council and to work to uphold its rights and privileges whilst offering advice and counsel to its members. Cyril Frederick Lewis, Chief Commoner of the Police Committee received a CBE (Commander of the order of the British Empire) in the 1963 new year honours. Turned grip handle with wrist thong attached. Overall length 15 inches. In good condition with a few dings and scratches. Until the mid 1990s, British police officers carried traditional wooden truncheons of a sort that had changed little from Victorian times. An unusual wooden truncheon with a unique presentation inscription. Ref 3141.. If you wish to purchase this item please visit our website andrewbottomley.com where you can pay by credit/debit card or bank transfer at no extra charge. Established 1968....Read full description
CategoryAccessories
ConditionUsed
Price£ 350
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Andrew Bottomley Antique Arms & Armour. Mail Order Only. Established in 1968.
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