Policeman's rattles: 1840
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 30cm x 22cm

Policeman's rattles: 1840

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© Museum of London

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Policeman's rattles. The smaller example has
a folding handle. Policemen carried rattles to alert the public to a crime being committed or a criminal running away. Whistles were not introduced until 1884.
 

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Date

1840 AD - 1840 AD
 

Image Number

003255
 

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