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Royal College of Nursing,Silver Members Badge 1930-46An original members badge for the Royal College of Nursing,of the pattern issued during the wartime years 1939-46.In white metal (marked Sterling )with the intertwined letters RCN topped by the King's Crown.It retains it's pin and clasp and is marked for the maker J R Gaunt London.It bears the membership number 54959 Height 33mm
Code: 51856Price: 35.00 GBP
Royal College of Nursing & National Council of Nurses of the United Kingdom,Silver Members BadgeA scarce model of a Royal College of Nursing members badge which was in use from 1963 to 1975.In silver and enamel,it features the crest of the college in a voided centre.The shield bears a sun and three stars symbolising day and night.This is topped by an open book and roman lamp symbolising learning and nursing.A red scroll at the base bears the latin Tradimus Lampada-We Pass on the Torch.The wording around the edge reflects the amalgamation of the two bodies.Condition generally good with some surface scratches.The pin has been replaced,safety roller catch is good.Hallmarked for J R Gaunt & Son,Birmingham 1967.Membership number 134975 to rear.Height 39mm
Code: 51849Price: 35.00 GBP
Orthopaedic Nursing Certificate,SRN Badge seven sided enamelled nurses badge for the Orthopaedic Nursing Certificate.First issued in 1974 it features a twisted plane tree with it's trunk bound to a post,an allusion to a splinted fracture.The badge became obsolete in 1983 with the formation of the UKCC.Good condition with minor surface scratches .Pin and catch intact .Makers marks for Thomas Fattorini Regent Street Birmingham.Height 29mm
Jersey Nursing Association,members BadgeA small Enamelled members badge for the Jersey Nurses Association in the Channel Islands.This is a Trade Union which ,from memory,was set up in the late 1970s or early 80s to meet particular local issues.
The badge consist of a red saltire on a white background with a shield bearing the three leopards of Normandy topped by a Plantagenate crown,the flag of Jersey.The initials JNA appear in the quarters and Jersey Nursing Association appears in gold on a green border.A modern pin back fixing is to the rear.Height 30mm
General Nursing Council,Male Nurses Register Silver badgeA silver and enamel badge from the GNC for England & Wales.This being a rarer one in that it was awarded to to a Man on the Male Nurse register.In good clean condition with minimal surface wear,button hole fixture.It is named to F.Ellis S.R.N. 510. 22.11.40
(This is Fred Ellis who trained at the City of Bradford Municipal General(St Lukes)Hospital 1937-1940)
Height 27mm.Silver hallmark for 1938.Makers mark for Thomas Fattorini Limited Birmingham. The issue date is late for a silver badge as these were discontinued in favour of chrome as a wartime austerity measure in late 1939 early 1940.I assume that the GNC may have still retained stocks of the rarer Buttonhole fixture version for men and thus these may appear later than the female pin backs.
State Certified Midwife badgeA pin back badge for the Central Midwives Board State Certified Midwife as issued upto it's demise in 1983.In good clean condition with pin and clasp intact.Makers mark for Thomas Fattorini Regent Street Birmingham.Height 36mm
British Association of Critical Care Nurses,Members badgeAn enamelled base metal badge for the BACCN.It features their logo of a map of the UK with a Cardiac Rhythm trace imposed on top.The title British Association of Critical Care Nurses appears on a navy band to the edge.Condition good,pin and clasp good.Unmarked to rear.Height 32mm
Society of Registered Male Nurses,Members Buttonhole BadgeA small bronze and enamel members badge from the Society of Registered Male Nurses.The badge consists of the intertwined initials SRMN with the title on a blue enamel band around the rim.Condition is fair with several small scratches and dings.Button hole back fixing.Height 19mm.A scarce item.
The organisation was established in 1936/37 with the aim of maintaining and developing the status of the male as a qualified Nurse.It was affiliated to the College of Nursing in 1941.The College however was reluctant to admit men as full members and only did so in 1960,The SRMN continued to run as a separate body until the late 1960s.It was only after the second world war that male nurse numbers in general nursing started to rise with new recruitment of men,largely from the forces.Prior to this the majority of men had been employed in Mental Health.An interesting and rare badge reflecting an interesting aspect of Nursing History.The price reflects scarcity and my purchase price
Code: 51785Price: 95.00 GBP
The Royal College of Midwives,members BadgeAn enamelled members badge from the Royal College of Midwives.This version was introduced after 1967 and features items taken from the college Coat of Arms.The central design features a shield bearing the star of Bethlehem denoting life.This is surrounded and supported by the Hands of the Midwife.The black and white border of the shield represents Night and Day.On the scroll at the base is the motto;Vita Donum Dei-Life is the Gift of God.The Royal College of Midwives appears on a blue band on the edge. Condition good,pin and clasp intact.Makers mark for Thomas Fattorini Regent Street Birmingham
College of Nursing,Silver Members BadgeAn original Silver members badge from the College of Nursing( Now the Royal College of Nursing).Featuring the letters C and N in silver on a blue enamel background with the title The College of Nursing Founded MCMXVI (1916)around the rim.The Rose,Thistle,Leek and Shamrock emblems feature at each quarter.
To the rear it features the registration number of the design and the membership number 8738.These badges were first issued after 1920 .It is marked for Sterling Silver and makers marks J R Gaunt London.
Condition very good,with only minor surface scratches.Pin & clasp in good order.Height 38mm
Code: 51686Price: 30.00 GBP
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