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Title Brass-mounted Queens Square Police Office tipstaff
Nationality British
Period c 1800

This tipstaff is an extremely rare survivor of one of the original public or police offices set up to police London in 1792, which were renewed and extended in 1801. William Bowyer appears in a Select Committee Parliamentary Report for 1798, listed among half a dozen constables for this station.

These men were normally appointed by one of the magistrates attached to the court. It measures 7" long (18 cms) and the grip is probably walnut, or fruitwood of some sort.

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[Militaria : Tipstaffs Truncheons : British : 19th Century]


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