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    I brought this photo on ebay.
    It was titled City of London Policemen 1891 so might be of some interest

    Pat.....
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  • #2
    Any names???
    G U T

    There are two ways to be fooled, one is to believe what isn't true, the other is to refuse to believe that which is true.

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    • #3
      No I'm afraid not GUT
      The picture is much bigger so I will try and see if there is any collar numbers visible...
      I always look through the photos on ebay. I found two of my great grandfather when he was younger by Thrupp (he spacialised photographing preachers) ...

      Pat...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Paddy View Post
        No I'm afraid not GUT
        The picture is much bigger so I will try and see if there is any collar numbers visible...
        I always look through the photos on ebay. I found two of my great grandfather when he was younger by Thrupp (he spacialised photographing preachers) ...

        Pat...
        Wow, I'll have to look, had a few clergy way back but only the one photo
        G U T

        There are two ways to be fooled, one is to believe what isn't true, the other is to refuse to believe that which is true.

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        • #5
          Second from right looks like 205 mostly or 305 ....Pat

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          • #6
            Seems like its already on a website and on Google images.
            it says this about the picture...

            Some of these late-Victorian policemen, lined up on the pavement and roadway next to a corner hairdressing saloon, have flashlights, presumably because they will be on the beat at night. This photograph is in a display cabinet at the Sherlock Holmes Museum, Meiringen, Switzerland

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            • #7
              Interesting how limited their equipment appears. Only two lanterns and no definite truncheons. Wonder if Monty could add anything if this would be a normal squad kit level or if just for the photo?

              Apologies just spotted a third lantern. Same question applies though

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              • #8
                The clean-shaven, youngish cop at the center rear of the photo has something flexible rolled up and tucked under one arm. What is it? Map, perhaps?
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by kjab3112 View Post
                  Interesting how limited their equipment appears. Only two lanterns and no definite truncheons
                  Is that a truncheon handle on the left hip of the chap second from left (of viewer)?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Pcdunn View Post
                    The clean-shaven, youngish cop at the center rear of the photo has something flexible rolled up and tucked under one arm. What is it? Map, perhaps?
                    I thought it might be a cape. The PC 2nd from right seems to have something similar hanging behind his left arm, perhaps tucked into his belt?

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                    • #11
                      It looks very informal - no lining up in rows. Could it have been impromptu?

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                      • #12
                        Are they City or Met?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by MrBarnett View Post
                          Are they City or Met?
                          I would say they are Met. But I'm basing this purely on the shape of the helmets.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by The Station Cat View Post
                            I would say they are Met. But I'm basing this purely on the shape of the helmets.
                            And the badge?

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                            • #15
                              Are they City or Met?
                              I would say they are Met. But I'm basing this purely on the shape of the helmets.
                              Yes I agree. I will blow an image up in a minute of the hat

                              I meant to post last night but I actually got totally side tracked looking at all the images and then ventured off to looking at mug-shots from Australia and America (as you do)

                              Pat....

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