Badge & whistle, of Special Constable

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Postcard of Badge & whistle, of Special Constable.
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Badge & whistle, of Special Constable

This copper badge, together with the tin whistle, was issued on 30 August 1817 to a special constable by the burgh of Calton in Glasgow.

Badge of a special constable of the burgh of Calton, Glasgow

Special constables were ordinary citizens who enrolled as policemen and were used at times of special need, such as industrial unrest or whenever large crowds were expected.

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Online ID: 000-100-001-424-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.NC 252
Date: 1817
Dimensions: 45 mm D
60 mm
What: Badge, constable's
Subject: Badges and insignia (NMAS Classification)
Badges and insignia (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Calton
Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Calton
Description: Whistle of a special constable of the burgh of Calton, Glasgow
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