50th Foot, The Queen’s Own, officer’s gilt, 19mm


50h Regt. of Foot, The Queen’s Own. A 19mm example of an officer’s gilt button with the backmark FIRMIN & SONS 153 STRAND &13 CONDUIT ST. LONDON. This pattern was worn from 1855 to 1881 when the regiment became The 1st Battalion The The Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment .The button has probably been polished at some time and has a rather copper finish.  may10/3

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