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    Posted 7 years ago

    Lizr25
    (9 items)

    This is a Jennens button from London. I can not find
    A Jennens Co. Button with an eagle and a number 8
    at the base. I am not sure what kind of clip this is
    on the button. I am guessing a tie clip. Interested in
    finding the history of this button. Would like to know if
    this is an official part of a uniform with this clip: military or otherwise.
    Thank You for any info. Another Estate sale find.

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    1. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 7 years ago
      I can't explain the clip, but I can tell you for sure about the button. That's a regimental button form the uniform of the Royal Irish Fusiliers.

      During the Napoleonic Wars, this regiment captured the eagle topped standard of the French 8th Regiment. The Sergeant who grabbed it reportedly said "By Jaysus, boys, I have the Cuckoo!" Whether true or not, from that time on the Royal Irish Fusiliers have had a representation of that captured eagle as one of it's insignia.

      Chris

    2. Lizr25 Lizr25, 7 years ago
      Thank you so very much Chris. Exciting to hear this..now Ican look up more history and possibly see the same button I have. I love to have part of such history in my hands . Thank you for sharing this great news with me.
      Liz

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