College of Nursing/Student Nurses Association.Pair of Badges
Two badges relating to nursing organisations.The first is a silver College of Nursing( Now the Royal College of Nursing)badge.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 16688.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
The second is for the Student Nurses Association.Founded in 1925,the badge consists of a central roundel bearing a lamp of learning within a laurel wreath,overlaid upon a Maltese Cross.Two red roses representing England are on either side and the title.The blue enamel outer band carries the words Student Nurses Association. Condition good,pin and clasp intact.Makers mark for Toye & Co. Height 27mm