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Article about: Again I come looking for help. This truncheon apparently belonged to a relative of mine and I am told he was an ARP warden. I have no idea if this was issued to him, or even if it has any mi

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    Quote by Paul E View Post
    Kept mine taped onto my forearm Kris , an old Rugby League trick !!!
    That sounds like "premeditation"!! ...And we didn't play rugby here, back then...;-)
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    No, mine is just a solid piece of wood. It might just be the light, but yours looks to be a redder looking wood than mine. Looks kind of scary when you put it alongside the helmet and cuffs though!

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    Hi,
    good thread, the lignum Vitae i would think was only used on the old type of truncheon im not sure what was used in the sixties and seventies in my day, i know they have changed so much.
    dave.

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    Apparently, according to family gossip, this came from somewhere around the Coalville area of Leicestershire, and I think the Lignum Vitae or ebony wood sounds about right as it is a very dark wood, as prefered to red. I don't want to leave it sitting on a shelf in my kitchen, if it has some sort of historical value though. As it is clearly not a millitary item, (which is kind of sad. I liked the idea of ARP wardens having such things) I was wondering who might be interested in it. Are there any sort of police museums who might want it? I doubt it has any particular monetary value, but as a piece of history, it might have some worth.

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    If I were you i'd mount it on a piece of lighter wood with a border, and display it on your wall, museums have hundreds of items donated but very few actually see the light of day and it would be a shame to see this shoved away for good

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    Quote by onebdi View Post
    No, mine is just a solid piece of wood. It might just be the light, but yours looks to be a redder looking wood than mine. Looks kind of scary when you put it alongside the helmet and cuffs though!
    It does give off a scary vibe when alongside the helmet and cuffs...
    It is rather reddish, but that's just the top layer. In areas where the was wood chipped a way (on someone's noggin, no doubt), it's very lightly colored.

    I'd mount it on the wall somewhere to display, as Dave suggested.


    Nitram

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    Here are mine.
    In theyre original box, as found in the cellars of the factory that provided them to police services of Antwerp.
    All bear a different number, just like guns or rifles would!
    Not quiet as nice as the English example you showed, but certainly as effective in use!!
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    Hi Kris,
    nice box full of truncheons there, or a box of Pain lol, thanks for showing them.
    Dave.

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    My pleasure, Dave!
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