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Old 11-25-2014, 10:13 AM
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Default Auction of PC Watkin's Ripper Items

It looks like the items PC Watkins was carrying when he found Catherine Eddowes body - his truncheon, handcuffs, whistle and notebook - are going to be auctioned off, and will probably end up in separate private collections.

Isn't there some museum that would have an interest in buying and displaying them?

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-n...shire-30194353

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Old 11-25-2014, 10:16 AM
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Default Owner's Grandfather Purchased Items From Watkins Family

More info in this article:
http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/ne...hire-1-6436241

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Old 11-25-2014, 10:21 AM
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Hi Bun,

I'd like to know the provenance of these items as something isn't quite right about them.

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A lot of visual discrepencies with these items,

Like Rob, my alarm bells are ringing.

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Old 11-25-2014, 10:27 AM
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I want the whistle he carried on the night he found Catherine Eddowes' body... Lol.
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Old 11-25-2014, 10:27 AM
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I thought that City police carried rattles, not whistles?
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Old 11-25-2014, 10:31 AM
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Didn't get whistles to 1889, Robert.

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Old 11-25-2014, 10:48 AM
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Default Rattlegate?

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Hi Bun,

I'd like to know the provenance of these items as something isn't quite right about them.

Rob
Wow, really? I wondered about the whistle as Neil has always said they weren't issued until 1889.

Hopefully not Shawlgate, Part Two. I don't think I could take it!

Rattlegate?

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Old 11-25-2014, 11:03 AM
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Wow, really? I wondered about the whistle as Neil has always said they weren't issued until 1889.

Hopefully not Shawlgate, Part Two. I don't think I could take it!

Rattlegate?

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I think we need a Whistleblower

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Old 11-25-2014, 11:17 AM
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It's unfortunate they don't have his taser or personal radio.
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