Object Title

Box spur

Box spur

Date

1926

Object Number

VI.521

Provenance

Permanently transferred from Ministry of Defence, Defence Clothing and Textiles Agency, Quality Product and Support Division, Purchas Road, Didcot OX11 7HG, 24 September 1996.

Physical Description

Formed of nickel, with straight sides and a swan neck with a circular rowel. At the centre is a short steel spike for attachment to the box in the boot, and at the ends of the sides are screwed spikes which secure the spur to the sides of the boot heel. Attached is the original sealed pattern tag, which is creased and faded almost to illegibility, but has the sealing date. The red wax seal is attached, on a square of black fabric. The resealed tag of 1968 is also attached. pattern tag.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 110 mm (4.3 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

The resealed pattern tag for pattern 11038 , catalogue no. 8465-99-975-1579 (CP 2896), is secured by a lead seal. It records issues in 1972 and 1978.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

The box VI.522 is for use with the same spur.