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Title Johannesburg Fire Brigade buckle
Nationality South African
Period c 1900

This rare survivor would have been worn by officers of the town fire brigade at the time of the Boer War or possibly a little later. It is obviously British made, the number 51 being punched on both halves of the buckle, the floreate keepers being further evidence of British manufacture, quite possibly made by Hobsons, though not marked.

It is of die-struck brass of the traditional buckle and tongue construction. Its condition is excellent, although there is a small dent on the centre of the plate on the helmet, possibly an old test mark.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Belt Buckles : South African : 20th Century]


It got here this morning, presumably delayed by the holidays. It is perfect, indeed better than I was expecting.

G W, USA, 11.01.2012

Just to let you know that the bayonet arrived safely this morning by Royal Mail. I am delighted with it and it will be put to very good use at some forthcoming events.

A F, UK, 23.05.2009