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Truncheon Collection

Background imageTruncheon Collection: Police Inspection

Police Inspection
Police Officers line up for inspection with their truncheons and notebooks Metropolitan Police

Background imageTruncheon Collection: The Bonzo Chase board game

The Bonzo Chase board game
Box lid design for the Bonzo Chase board game, a thrilling version of snakes and ladders where Bonzo, the doggy creation of George Studdy

Background imageTruncheon Collection: Police Equipment

Police Equipment
Selection of Metropolitan Police equipment including truncheons, helmets, notebooks and whistles

Background imageTruncheon Collection: Policemen in station parade room, London

Policemen in station parade room, London
Four policemen stand ready in their uniforms, with notebooks, whistles and truncheons, in the station parade room at Ruislip, north west London, watched by their commanding officer

Background imageTruncheon Collection: Metropolitan Police cosh

Metropolitan Police cosh
A Metropolitan Police cosh with a leather looped handle

Background imageTruncheon Collection: Last of the Charlies -- watchman at Brixton Hill, London

Last of the Charlies -- watchman at Brixton Hill, London
The last of the Charlies (the traditional nickname for watchmen). Seen here is Mr R Stokes at his watchmans box, 160 Brixton Hill, South London, well equipped with a truncheon

Background imageTruncheon Collection: Poster advertising Melox dog food

Poster advertising Melox dog food, showing a policeman and a shop keeper chasing a dog which has stolen a packet of delicious Melox food. 20th century

Background imageTruncheon Collection: Misfitz - Qua-Qua

Misfitz - Qua-Qua. early 20th century

Background imageTruncheon Collection: Alphabet / P for Policeman

Alphabet / P for Policeman
A British Policeman catches a mis-behaving street urchin

Background imageTruncheon Collection: Comic postcard, Little boy and Allied leaders, WW1 - French

Comic postcard, Little boy and Allied leaders, WW1 - French, Kitchener and Jellicoe Date: 1914-1918

Background imageTruncheon Collection: Comic postcard, Couple outside police station

Comic postcard, Couple outside police station Date: 20th century

Background imageTruncheon Collection: Comic postcard, policeman on the beach Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, policeman on the beach Date: 20th century

Background imageTruncheon Collection: Silver Street Boys School fancy dress group

Silver Street Boys School fancy dress group
Silver Street Boys School advanced class fancy dress group, most of them with blacked-up faces and hands. Their names are: Harold Blanchard, Philip Wilson, Arthur Thorne, Ernest Trafford

Background imageTruncheon Collection: Truncheon with comic verse on a Christmas card

Truncheon with comic verse on a Christmas card
Policemans truncheon with comic verse on a Christmas card -- probably a reference to the Trafalgar Square Riots of November 1887, also known as Bloody Sunday. Date: circa 1887

Background imageTruncheon Collection: London policemen in night-time uniform

London policemen in night-time uniform. 19th century

Background imageTruncheon Collection: Cot header design, Cat Policeman and Mouse

Cot header design, Cat Policeman and Mouse

Background imageTruncheon Collection: Kissy Street, Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa

Kissy Street, Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa. Date: circa 1912

Background imageTruncheon Collection: Metropolitan Police truncheon (detail)

Metropolitan Police truncheon (detail)
A Metropolitan Police truncheon from the period of William IV, showing the red and gold painting on its tip

Background imageTruncheon Collection: WM TWEED

WM TWEED
WILLIAM MARCY TWEED known as BOSS TWEED American politician and swindler: the cartoon which enabled the Spanish police to identify and arrest him

Background imageTruncheon Collection: Aladdin at the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh

Aladdin at the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh. 21 December 1907, Howard & Wyndhams Royal Pantomime. Aladdin being chased by four policemen with truncheons, with Chinese lanterns above. 1907

Background imageTruncheon Collection: Junior police force

Junior police force
After a boy broke her window, Miss Marian Fletcher of Linthwaite, near Huddersfield in Yorkshire, set up a private police force of children aged 7-12 to encourage better behaviour

Background imageTruncheon Collection: Grinning policeman and clown on a Christmas card

Grinning policeman and clown on a Christmas card
Grinning policeman on a Christmas card, pulling a clowns ear. (2 of 2) Date: early 20th century

Background imageTruncheon Collection: Snap Playing Card - Policeman running

Snap Playing Card - Policeman running after a thief. circa 1910s

Background imageTruncheon Collection: Caricature of A W Pinero as a clown

Caricature of A W Pinero as a clown
Caricature of Sir Arthur Wing Pinero (1855-1934), English actor, playwright and stage director. Seen here as a Christmas pantomime clown at St Jamess Theatre, London

Background imageTruncheon Collection: Woman police officers accessories

Woman police officers accessories: a whistle on a chain, a plastic-covered notebook, a wooden truncheon with leather strap, and the reinforced bowler hat introduced in 1985. Date: circa late 1980s

Background imageTruncheon Collection: Policeman giving directions

Policeman giving directions
A London policeman giving directions to a member of the public in a crowded street. Date: 1871

Background imageTruncheon Collection: Suffragette Flying Machine Asquith no. 10

Suffragette Flying Machine Asquith no. 10. Suffragettes give Mr. Asquith a rude awakening as their flying machine reaches the upper floor of number 10. Downing Street

Background imageTruncheon Collection: Buck Balfour

Buck Balfour. Cartoon of Arthur Balfour (later British Prime Minister) when he was Chief Secretary for Ireland on the cover of Funny Folks

Background imageTruncheon Collection: American Policeman

American Policeman
A cop reluctantly has his picture taken whilst on duty outside a bar, Rockaway Beach, Oregon, U.S.A. Date: early 1960s

Background imageTruncheon Collection: Boys as Policemen

Boys as Policemen
Erm, excuse me Missus, ain t we supposed to be arresting you? Two boys dressed up as policemen look perturbed when an old lady with a whistle starts to jot in her notepad. Date: 1960s

Background imageTruncheon Collection: Metropolitan Police truncheon

Metropolitan Police truncheon
A Metropolitan Police truncheon, decorated with gold and red painting

Background imageTruncheon Collection: Ken Searle, police historian

Ken Searle, police historian, wearing the tunic and winter helmet of 1910-1936. He is holding a summer issue helmet (1910-1936, left)

Background imageTruncheon Collection: Bombay (Mumbai) Policeman

Bombay (Mumbai) Policeman
Policeman in uniform from Bombay (Mumbai), India

Background imageTruncheon Collection: Police & Men about Town

Police & Men about Town
Some young men-about-town are apprehended by a policeman. One of the men foolishly holds up his fists ready to fight, but the policeman is armed with a truncheon

Background imageTruncheon Collection: No Match for a Gun

No Match for a Gun
An unequal match The truncheon is no match for the gun. A brave policeman attempts to disarm a burgler who threatens him with a gun

Background imageTruncheon Collection: Policeman in Ambush

Policeman in Ambush
A policeman waits behind a wall ready to ambush with his truncheon

Background imageTruncheon Collection: W B Fair, Music Hall entertainer, on a music sheet

W B Fair, Music Hall entertainer, on a music sheet
W B Fair, Music Hall singer and entertainer, depicted as a policeman on a music sheet for a popular comic song entitled That ll Pull Em Round



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