Uniform Buttons [Chief Traffic Officer]

Firmin and Sons, Manufacturer;  J R Gaunt and Son Limited, Manufacturer;  Buttons Limited, Manufacturer; 


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Maker and Role
Firmin and Sons, Manufacturer
J R Gaunt and Son Limited, Manufacturer
Buttons Limited, Manufacturer
Description
A paper packet once containing nine silver coloured buttons- 3 small, 6 large. Two small made by Buttons Ltd, Birmingham. Four large and one small by Firmin and Sons, London. Two large by J.R. Gaunt & Sons Ltd, London. All Firmin and Buttons Ltd have brass backs, all J.R. Gaunt and Sons have silver coloured metal backs. Packet has printed on front in dark brown ink the information for 'W.R. Bock & Son Ltd. GENERAL ENGRAVERS and BADGEMAKERS Wellington' and handwritten statement 'Chief Traffic Officer'. Buttons used on uniform jacket as a way to indicate rank. Also, due to metallic finish of buttons, a person of this rank could be easily identified from a distance.
Other Name
Leicester Smith
Collection
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Metal/Alloy/Copper Alloy/Brass
Processed Material/Metal
Processed Material/Paper
Signature/Marks and Type
FIRMAN / LONDON Maker's Mark
BUTTONS LTD B'HAM Maker's Mark
J.R. GAUNT & SONS CO NZ / LONDON Maker's Mark
CHIEF TRAFFIC OFFICER / W.R.BOCK & SON Ltd. / GENERAL ENGRAVERS / and / BADGEMAKERS / Wellington / Phone 70-155 P.O. BOX 933 Label
Accession No
2006.326
Credit Line
Firmin and Sons et al. Uniform Buttons [Chief Traffic Officer], 2006.326. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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