Chainmail shoulder pieces.

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Chainmail shoulder pieces.

Postby Edward MacTavish » 07 Sep 2015 04:43

Does anyone have any good pictures of the Chainmail pieces that attached to the shoulders on officers uniforms?

Thanks,

Edward
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Re: Chainmail shoulder pieces.

Postby RobD » 08 Sep 2015 22:52

Google images: chainmail epaulette, or chainmail officer shoulder ?
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Re: Chainmail shoulder pieces.

Postby Edward MacTavish » 09 Sep 2015 21:47

Tried that. No luck.
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Re: Chainmail shoulder pieces.

Postby MikeS » 12 Sep 2015 05:49

I've seen some period pictures but can't remember where at the moment. Try here for starters: http://www.karkeeweb.com/patterns/offic ... e_bio.html (scroll to bottom of page). Or here: http://www.britishempire.co.uk/forces/a ... wcroft.htm
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Re: Chainmail shoulder pieces.

Postby rclpillinger » 12 Sep 2015 23:02

Perhaps this is what you are looking for. I had a feeling that I had these pics. somewhere and have just found them in my collection of pictures that I have made photographic copies of; I am sure I have the originals somewhere but not quite sure where at the moment. They are Officers of the Tenth Royal Hussars at the Coronation Durbar December 1911. My Grandfather third from left in the front Row, beside Colonel Vaughan.

If they are any good I might be able to find them and get a better copy for you.

Richard
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Re: Chainmail shoulder pieces.

Postby Frogsmile » 16 Sep 2015 12:28

I hope that these images suit your purposes.
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Re: Chainmail shoulder pieces.

Postby Edward MacTavish » 21 Sep 2015 22:25

Thank you, the last two posts are perfect.

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Re: Chainmail shoulder pieces.

Postby Frogsmile » 22 Sep 2015 19:43

Edward MacTavish wrote:Thank you, the last two posts are perfect.

Edward


Interestingly they (the shoulder pieces) are apparently reputed to have been devised by Sam Browne, of belt fame, as a device to protect from shoulder cuts delivered by razor sharp Tulwars (native swords) wielded by mounted mutineers during the Indian Mutiny/first war of Indian independence. I do not know how accurate an assertion that is, but the fact that he lost his arm from just such a cut would seem to add some credence to the suggestion.
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