buttons, working pattern, Gloucestershire Regiment
large button, small button, card, seal
Thick card label:
INSPECTORATE OF CLOTHING
Ministry of Supply
Pattern No. 4034
Spec. No. UK/CIC/208B Cat. No. CA 1748 - 50
CA 1748 (above large button); CA 1749 / small D/S (above a blank space); *CA 1750 / small F/S (above small button / *To Guide for Drop Shank (below samll button).
ms: Buttons / Gloster R.
No approval date or authority.
Reverse, all ms:
J.R. Gaunt & Son Ld 26/3/52
G. S. Tye 11/11/53
Button, gilding metal, domed, the centre of the face with the Royal crest with a King's crown above the monogram GR, the inner border encircled with a frieze of leaves against an outer rim. The reverse of the large button with a single drop shank, and stamped with FIRMIN & SONS Ltd / LONDON. The small button with a single fixed shank and stamped FIRMIN / LONDON.
The buttons secured to the label with a length of white cotton tape and sealed to reverse with a single red sealing wax seal bearing the Arms of the Board of Ordnance encircled with CHIEF INSPECTOR.