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Police Items Pre -1900

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Victorian Staffordshire Constabulary Truncheon

A late Victorian heavy wood Staffordshire Constabulary police truncheon 39cm in length.

Traces of gold painted Crown and Staffordshire Knot.

Complete with leather wrist strap marked "Hiatt"

Truncheon has numerous dents but remains solid.


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Police Truncheon by J Tyzack & Son Sheffield c1900

A circa 1900 15 inch heavy wood British police truncheon, end tip stamped with the maker details of 'J .TYZACK & SON SHEFIELD'

In good undamaged condition.


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19th Century Hiatt Leg Shackles

A rare set of Hiatts 19th century prisoner/convict leg shackles with orignal key.

Each cuff is stamped 'HIATT WARENTED WROUGHT' and the number 61.

Total length 21 inches (53.5cm) and weigh over 2.2lb (1k)

In very good working order and condition.


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Hiatt Darby Handcuffs
A pair of original late Victorian Hiatt's Darby handcuffs & key.
On each side of both cuffs is stamped 'HIATT WARRANTED WROUGHT, and also the number '4' on the other side is stamped “HARD”
Retaining most of their plate finish and in perfect working order.

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Late Victorian Short Truncheon

The short length truncheon of this pattern was introduced into the London Metropolitan police in circa 1887 for Thames Division Officer, C.I.D Officers, Inspectors & above. Later this shorter pattern was issued to officers of the Mounted Branch for use when patrolling dismounted.

This is a rare late Victorian heavy wood 13 inch short truncheon in good solid condition.


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Victorian Royal Navy Truncheon
A rare Victorian Royal Navy wooden truncheon with beehive handle.
Stamped 'N' over '610' indicating ownership of the Royal Navy
Truncheon is also stamped 'W⩚D' (War Department) on the pommel.
17 inches long.
Solid condition with no splits or cracks.

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Army Department Constabulary Truncheon
An 18 inch heavy wood truncheon originally issued to the Army Department Constabulary for Cash Escort Duty in the late 19th to early 20th century and later issued to a British Army unit for riot control duty in Northern Ireland in the late 1960's.
In good solid condition.


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Late 1800's Hiatt Handcuff
A set of late 1800's Hiatt Darby Handcuffs with matching number key.
Stamped 'HIATT' on one side of each bow and the number '565' on the other side.
Key is also stamped 'HIATT' and '565'.
In good working order.

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Early 19th Century Large Size Watchman's Rattle
An early 19th century large size double claker Watchman's rattle.
This type of rattle was used by Watchmen prior to the formation of the Metropolitan police (1829) it was not swung but held in one hand by the handle and revolved by means of a knob on the top.
Rattle is in working order when swung although the top knob is missing and one of the claker tongs is split.
10.5 inches (27cm) long and 9 inches (23cm) top to bottom of handle.

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Victorian Northumberland County Constabulary Policeman's Hanger
A mid Victorian policeman's hanger with a 24 inch curved spear point blade with etched panel to the 'Northumberland County Constabulary'. The hanger with brass D shaped hand guard, stepped pommel and fish skin grips. Pommel is engraved with the number '37' complete with matching scabbard also numbered 37 and the original frog. The scabbard release button is still present and working well.
In good all round original condition.

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Police Truncheon by J Tyzack & Son Sheffield c1900

A circa 1900 15 inch heavy wood British police truncheon, end tip stamped with the maker details of 'J .TYZACK & SON SHEFIELD'

In good undamaged condition with original leather wrist strap.


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London Metropolitan Police Truncheon c1900

From 1890s onwards Metropolitan police truncheons were not generally decorated but were die-stamped usually with the initials ‘MP’ and also, very often, with the division and divisional number of the constable. The early ones were made of teak, ebony or lignum vitae. See page 38 of ‘The Policeman’s Lot’ by Mervyn Mitton. This is c1900 heavy wood London Metropolitan police truncheon die-stamped ‘MP’ centred with a Queens crown.

15 ½ ” long and in good condition.


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Early British Police Rattle

An early lead weighted, British Police wooden rattle.

This is the smaller type rattle used in the early years of British policing (before the whistle was introduced) with fixed handle and weighted plugs of lead to help the rattle swing easily and also to be used as a weapon if needed.

5 ½ inches across, 6 ½ inches from top to bottom of the handle.

In good original condition and working order.


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Rare Short Police Hanger for the Marshall's Office Mansion House London

This is a very rare mid 19th century short Police hanger and is referenced in the book by Mervyn Mitton, 'The Policeman's Lot', published in 1965, page 109.

The Hanger has a 18 inch (46cm) slightly curved blade, brass hilt with curved ball end quillon cross guard, ribbed ebony grips and is engraved on the back strap 'Marshall's Office Mansion House London' 'No.15', contained in its original brass mounted leather scabbard and is in overall good condition. Scabbard has had a repair near to the end.

23 inches (58.5cm) overall length.

Mansion House was the residence of the Lord Mayer of London and was also a magistrates court with its own law enforcement officers, headed by the City Marshal, a paid, uniformed officer who served under the Lord Mayor.



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Metropolitan Police Truncheon c1900

From 1890s onwards Metropolitan police truncheons were not generally decorated but were die-stamped usually with the initials ‘MP’ and also, very often, with the division and divisional number of the constable. The early ones were made of teak, ebony or lignum vitae. See page 38 of ‘The Policeman’s Lot’ by Mervyn Mitton

This is c1900 heavy wood London Metropolitan police truncheon die-stamped  ‘MP’ centred with a Queens crown.

15 ½ ” long and in good condition.

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19th Century British Police Rattle

A mid 19th century British wooden Police rattle.

9 ½“ x 8”

Very good original condition and working order.


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19th Century Hiatt Best Handcuffs
Pair of original 19th century Hiatt best handcuffs with matching number key.
Made from wrought iron these would be the most heavy duty handcuffs of the the time.
Each cuffs is stamped “HIATT BEST WARRANTED WROUGHT” and the word 'Hard' also the number “41,” same number has the key.
In very good condition and working order.

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Early 19th century British Prison / Police Hanger / Sword & Scabbard
This is an original early 19th century Prison / Police Hanger & scabbard. It has a 21 ¾” (54.5cm) slightly curved flat blade that is etched '120 Holborn London' (now faint) The hilt is fitted with original leather washer. It has a Shagreen grip with a steel handguard & flat pommel.

The overall length of the sword is 26 ¾” (68cm) .It is contained in its original steel mounted black leather scabbard. The blade is undamaged with just some staining consistent with age. The blade is firm in the hilt and the guard and knuckle-bow are firm and without damage. All metal parts showing uniform pitting throughout.
Totally original untouched condition.


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Victorian British Police Hanger / Cutlass
An original Victorian Police Hanger / Cutlass and scabbard. It has a 22 ¼” (56.7cm) curved spear point blade, brass D shaped hand guard, stepped pommel with fish skin grips.

The blade is undamaged and is tight to the hilt with just some age related staining to metal.

The scabbard release button is still present and working well.

Comes with its original brass mounted black leather scabbard which is in poor condition but still functional.


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Victorian Police Hangar & Scabbard Number 44
An early 19th century British police hangar (sword) with and brass mounted black leather scabbard.
With 23” (59cm) steel blade, brass D shaped hand guard, stepped pommel and fish skin grips.
The brass cross guard is engraved with the number “44” as is the scabbard brass top mount.
Both sword and scabbard are in very good condition with just a few small rust spots on the blade but nothing in our opinion that would be too detrimental. The scabbard release button is still present and working although a bit stiff.

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19th Century South African Police Handcuffs
A rare set of 19th century South African Police handcuffs with key.
Each cuff is stamped ‘W.P. & Co CAPE TOWN’ and the number ‘157’.
In good working order.


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Hiatt Leg Irons

A rare set of antique Hiatt prisoner/convict, number 1 leg irons c1900.

Each cuff is stamped ‘HIATT 1’ as is the original key.

Total length 21 ¾ inches (55cm) and weigh over 2.2lb (1k)

In very good working order and condition.


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