Parker Field & Sons – Name stamps

October 4, 2014

An aid to dating a truncheon from the Victorian era can sometimes be through the use of a makers name stamp, which are often found impressed into the butt end of the handle. Sometimes these marks can be difficult to read and understand. The image above shows what is probably the most common stamp and was added by the firm Parker Field & Sons, who operated from the address of 233 High Holborn, London between the years 1842 and 1877.

For further information on the history of this company and the stamps it used click the link below:

http://www.truncheon.org.uk/makers-names/

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