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myk1066

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Re: London Hospital Badge
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2013, 06:23:38 PM »
Hi Sue
Ill load one later of the hallmarks, I know the letter L has a fancy loop at the top of it.
Mike

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Re: London Hospital Badge
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2013, 06:35:55 PM »
after supper im will look up in my  little silver mark book, sounds nearer the mark on my letter... how much does it weigh?

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Re: London Hospital Badge
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2013, 06:40:41 PM »
Not sure about the weight, is that important?

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Re: London Hospital Badge
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2013, 07:25:28 PM »
only because it be lighter if a more recen badge..just interesting thats all...also please can you weigh the SRn version, and I can weigh mine(1984) as I have a finding that they got a bit lighter-manufacturers changed.
Fancy L is the year after mine ...1985.

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Re: London Hospital Badge
« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2013, 07:32:53 PM »
Ok Lizzie, the RN version does feel lighter than the older version I have in my collection.  Do you have the EN version Sue?

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Re: London Hospital Badge
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2013, 08:05:30 PM »
I will , ask a friend..

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Re: London Hospital Badge
« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2013, 06:12:21 AM »
Very simply the L and Birmingham hallmarks narrow this one down to either 1960 or 1985 depending upon the font and shape of base.I would suspect the later perhaps?
Lots of good little books such as Millers or Jacksons which detail the different marks,all invaluable for dating many badges otherwise unmarked.Very nice acquisition!

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Re: London Hospital Badge
« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2013, 07:09:15 AM »
Thanks for that Backman.  Ill upload a pic of the hallmarks but it won't be today as I'm on a long day!  I weighed them last night & each badge weighed 15g, does that seem right?  Not sure if the scales were correct
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Re: London Hospital Badge
« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2013, 09:55:19 AM »
Hi, as SEN training didnt start unitl later in the 60's ..and curly L is the same style as my own badges hm i feel it is probably /likely to be the 1985 one.

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Re: London Hospital Badge
« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2013, 06:21:59 PM »
alas i don't have a LH SEN badge but i think it looks stunning

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Re: London Hospital Badge
« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2013, 07:14:25 PM »
Do you have the Nightingale SEN Sue?

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Re: London Hospital Badge
« Reply #26 on: August 21, 2013, 08:07:17 PM »
alas nor that one either Mind you it took me about 5 years to get the SRN version but i do have some lovely SEN badges from other hospitals including the lovely green fife thats just gone on

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Re: London Hospital Badge
« Reply #27 on: August 24, 2013, 10:17:48 AM »
Hi guys.
I've posted a pic of the London EN badge, obverse, showing the HM, on the gallery.
Cheers
Mike

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Re: London Hospital Badge
« Reply #28 on: August 26, 2013, 07:11:22 PM »
Hi, Mike I hope you saw the  answers in the latest article that Will editted etc onto SON?- about dates of SEN at the London?

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Re: London Hospital Badge
« Reply #29 on: August 27, 2013, 09:24:28 AM »
I did, many thanks Lizzie.  Excellent article by the way.