Object Title

Spur chain

Spur chain



Object Number



Permanently transferred from the Ministry of Defence, Defence Clothing and Textiles Agency, Quality Product and Support Division, Purchas Road, Didcot OX11 7HG, 19 February 1997.

Physical Description

Formed of white metal, possibly stainless steel, this flat chain has twenty-one links and two keyhole shaped attaching eyes. The links are brazed shut and each link passes through both its neighbour and its next neighbour. Attached is the standard pattern tag.


Dimensions: Length: 195 mm (7.7 in ) Weight: 75 g ( 2.5 oz )

Inscriptions and Marks

The standard pattern tag for pattern 561, catalogue no. 8465-99-975-6730 (CY 3319) is secured by a lead seal. It records one renewal by Mathew Harvey on 21/12/64


Places Britain


The box VI.520 and spur VI.519 are for use with this chain. VI. 523 is an identical chain.