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Victorian Era British WD Parker Field & Sons London Police, Tipstaff With Screw Off Brass Crown Tip & Hollow Brass & Wood Message Tu
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Victorian Era British WD Parker Field & Sons London Police, Tipstaff With Screw Off Brass Crown Tip & Hollow Brass & Wood Message Tu
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Cheshire, North WestPublished 10 Months ago
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CategoryAccessories
ConditionUsed
Sale typeTrade
MakeVictorian Era British WD Parker Field & Sons London
ModelPolice, Tipstaff With Screw Off Brass Crown Tip & Hollow Brass & Wood Message Tu
Antiqueyes
Your reference18738
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Victorian Era British WD Parker Field & Sons London Police, Tipstaff With Screw Off Brass Crown Tip & Hollow Brass & Wood Message Tube. Sn 18738. - 18738

The gunsmith William Parker (1722-1841) is recorded as having premises at various premises in London between 1793 & 1841 including 233 High Holborn, Chamber Street and Glass House yard. His Sons continued the business after his death in 1841 and the company later became the prestigious Parker Field, makers of quality firearms and edged weapons, many of which were supplied to the British Military & Police (see page 190 of Browns book ‘British Gunmakers Volume 1’). 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 and / or metal and were not only a means of self defence but the tips of the staffs would bear symbols of their authority. Modern Police Truncheons originated from these Tipstaffs. This is an excellent original Victorian era Tipstaff. It measures 7 ¼” overall length. The shaft is hollow brass with turned wood centre section. The brass shaft is hollow to contain messages or warrants. The shaft is signed by the maker Parker Field & Sons London and has War Dept ‘WD & Broad Arrow’ mark. The top of the shaft has a screw off tip in the form of a brass Royal Crown. The crown has traces of original gilt finish. The price for this excellent piece of Policing history includes UK delivery. Sn 18738

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