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OllieBeasley

This I think was found on the Somme but I have not been able to identify it. It is about 17mm in diameter and has some markings on the bottom and a number that says 17601/07. The top piece moves around but cannot be taken off.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Ollie

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museumtom

Possibly a press stud. Both parts here.

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Yes, it’s the crown from a Neweys Patent Snap Fastener. The number - /07 - indicates the 1907 patent, later updated to the more commonly seen 1915 (/15) patent. The fasteners were a component of the Pattern 1908 Infantry Web Equipment, the standard British Army rifleman’s issue throughout the war - 17 fasteners to each set.

 

Pete

 

 

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