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BELUM.C188.1910
cloak made of knotted string around which feathers have been wound. Bands of brownish black feathers, interspersed with several greenish feathers border the top and bottom next to a band of white feathers whilee the central portion is of mottled brown and white feathers
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BELUM.O100.1943
This red coat with white piping is of the Yeomanry Castle Town, Co. Kildare. It is single breasted with a fall down collar. The cuff is slashed with a white overlap and bears four silver plated buttons with the letter "K" inscribed. The tail is slashed to waist, pleated, and has four buttons on each tail. There are concealed pockets on the inside of the tails. The coat has ten buttons down front. All the buttons except those on the cuff are flat silver plated and engraved "Castle Town Union". There is no makers name. The turn back on the tails carry a red felt heart on each side, which is believed to be a decorative device. Long coats such as these were replaced by the shorter coatees around 1800.
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BELUM.O100.1943
This red coat with white piping is of the Yeomanry Castle Town, Co. Kildare. It is single breasted with a fall down collar. The cuff is slashed with a white overlap and bears four silver plated buttons with the letter "K" inscribed. The tail is slashed to waist, pleated, and has four buttons on each tail. There are concealed pockets on the inside of the tails. The coat has ten buttons down front. All the buttons except those on the cuff are flat silver plated and engraved "Castle Town Union". There is no makers name. The turn back on the tails carry a red felt heart on each side, which is believed to be a decorative device. Long coats such as these were replaced by the shorter coatees around 1800.
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BELUM.O100.1943
This red coat with white piping is of the Yeomanry Castle Town, Co. Kildare. It is single breasted with a fall down collar. The cuff is slashed with a white overlap and bears four silver plated buttons with the letter "K" inscribed. The tail is slashed to waist, pleated, and has four buttons on each tail. There are concealed pockets on the inside of the tails. The coat has ten buttons down front. All the buttons except those on the cuff are flat silver plated and engraved "Castle Town Union". There is no makers name. The turn back on the tails carry a red felt heart on each side, which is believed to be a decorative device. Long coats such as these were replaced by the shorter coatees around 1800.
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BELUM.O103.1943
Tailed Coat. Red cloth blue / black collar and cuffs. The stand up collar has a silver embroidered leafy decoration on each side. The gold wire epaulettes have a gilt button at the top, and coiled fringing at the ends. The cuff is dipped on the front and decorated with an ornament similar to the collar, with a gilt button in the middle. There are 3 braid stripes, with buttons in the middle. Down the front 9 buttons and buttonholes, on lengths of braid. The dummy turnback shows white and on the tails an ornament similar to collar and cuff but on a dark cloth shape. Each tail has 4 braid decorations with buttons in the middle, two pleats from the waist to turnback contain the concealed pocket. There are 3 buttons in the pleast, 1 missing on the right side. Lined throughout with white linen. Buttons - gilt, flat, on an outer ribbon, in which a crown surrounded by shamrocks.
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BELUM.O103.1943
Tailed Coat. Red cloth blue / black collar and cuffs. The stand up collar has a silver embroidered leafy decoration on each side. The gold wire epaulettes have a gilt button at the top, and coiled fringing at the ends. The cuff is dipped on the front and decorated with an ornament similar to the collar, with a gilt button in the middle. There are 3 braid stripes, with buttons in the middle. Down the front 9 buttons and buttonholes, on lengths of braid. The dummy turnback shows white and on the tails an ornament similar to collar and cuff but on a dark cloth shape. Each tail has 4 braid decorations with buttons in the middle, two pleats from the waist to turnback contain the concealed pocket. There are 3 buttons in the pleast, 1 missing on the right side. Lined throughout with white linen. Buttons - gilt, flat, on an outer ribbon, in which a crown surrounded by shamrocks.
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BELUM.O103.1943
Tailed Coat. Red cloth blue / black collar and cuffs. The stand up collar has a silver embroidered leafy decoration on each side. The gold wire epaulettes have a gilt button at the top, and coiled fringing at the ends. The cuff is dipped on the front and decorated with an ornament similar to the collar, with a gilt button in the middle. There are 3 braid stripes, with buttons in the middle. Down the front 9 buttons and buttonholes, on lengths of braid. The dummy turnback shows white and on the tails an ornament similar to collar and cuff but on a dark cloth shape. Each tail has 4 braid decorations with buttons in the middle, two pleats from the waist to turnback contain the concealed pocket. There are 3 buttons in the pleast, 1 missing on the right side. Lined throughout with white linen. Buttons - gilt, flat, on an outer ribbon, in which a crown surrounded by shamrocks.
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BELUM.O103.1943
Tailed Coat. Red cloth blue / black collar and cuffs. The stand up collar has a silver embroidered leafy decoration on each side. The gold wire epaulettes have a gilt button at the top, and coiled fringing at the ends. The cuff is dipped on the front and decorated with an ornament similar to the collar, with a gilt button in the middle. There are 3 braid stripes, with buttons in the middle. Down the front 9 buttons and buttonholes, on lengths of braid. The dummy turnback shows white and on the tails an ornament similar to collar and cuff but on a dark cloth shape. Each tail has 4 braid decorations with buttons in the middle, two pleats from the waist to turnback contain the concealed pocket. There are 3 buttons in the pleast, 1 missing on the right side. Lined throughout with white linen. Buttons - gilt, flat, on an outer ribbon, in which a crown surrounded by shamrocks.
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BELUM.O103.1943
Tailed Coat. Red cloth blue / black collar and cuffs. The stand up collar has a silver embroidered leafy decoration on each side. The gold wire epaulettes have a gilt button at the top, and coiled fringing at the ends. The cuff is dipped on the front and decorated with an ornament similar to the collar, with a gilt button in the middle. There are 3 braid stripes, with buttons in the middle. Down the front 9 buttons and buttonholes, on lengths of braid. The dummy turnback shows white and on the tails an ornament similar to collar and cuff but on a dark cloth shape. Each tail has 4 braid decorations with buttons in the middle, two pleats from the waist to turnback contain the concealed pocket. There are 3 buttons in the pleast, 1 missing on the right side. Lined throughout with white linen. Buttons - gilt, flat, on an outer ribbon, in which a crown surrounded by shamrocks.
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BELUM.O103.1943
Tailed Coat. Red cloth blue / black collar and cuffs. The stand up collar has a silver embroidered leafy decoration on each side. The gold wire epaulettes have a gilt button at the top, and coiled fringing at the ends. The cuff is dipped on the front and decorated with an ornament similar to the collar, with a gilt button in the middle. There are 3 braid stripes, with buttons in the middle. Down the front 9 buttons and buttonholes, on lengths of braid. The dummy turnback shows white and on the tails an ornament similar to collar and cuff but on a dark cloth shape. Each tail has 4 braid decorations with buttons in the middle, two pleats from the waist to turnback contain the concealed pocket. There are 3 buttons in the pleast, 1 missing on the right side. Lined throughout with white linen. Buttons - gilt, flat, on an outer ribbon, in which a crown surrounded by shamrocks.
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BELUM.O11.1978
Ulster Unionist Demonstration 1912 badge with pin fastening. Inscribed "UNION IS STRENGTH ULSTER UNIONIST DEMONSTRATION 1912". Attached to the bar a woven shield shaped badge, on the top left the union flag in full colour, top right a crowned harp in gild on a light blue ground. The bottom half has 9 green shamrock, a red hand in the centre all on a gold ground.
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BELUM.O120.1919
Pair of spectacles with adjustable ear tapes, issued to low category German troops, First World War. Includes spectacle tin box. With the development of spectacles in the early 20th Century, British, American and German troops were all issued a pair each during the First World War.
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BELUM.O120.1919
Pair of spectacles with adjustable ear tapes, issued to low category German troops, First World War. Includes spectacle tin box. With the development of spectacles in the early 20th Century, British, American and German troops were all issued a pair each during the First World War.
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BELUM.O120A.1925
This red coatee with blue collar, shoulder strap and cuff may have been worn by an Irish Volunteer in the lat 18th century. The coatee has piping down the front and plain silver buttons. The stand up collar has silver braid edging and a double loop to the gorget button. The shoulder strap is outlined with silver breaid which is also looped down the centre. On the strap there is a wing which has a silver fringe and loop. Down the front are four rows of fifteen plain silver buttons. The cuff is slashed with a red and blue cloth covered button, silver braid outline, and two pairs of plain silver buttons on the front. There is a white false turnback piped with blue from waist to tail which has false pocket flaps outlined with blue, and bears two pairs of plain silver buttons. The tails have pockets on the inside, the decoration on the false turnback is six loops of silver lace on a blue shape which has a slightly larger red shape under it. This style of military coatee was worn with a waist coat at the end of the 18th century. There is neither regiment not maker's name noted on the buttons.
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BELUM.O120A.1925
This red coatee with blue collar, shoulder strap and cuff may have been worn by an Irish Volunteer in the lat 18th century. The coatee has piping down the front and plain silver buttons. The stand up collar has silver braid edging and a double loop to the gorget button. The shoulder strap is outlined with silver breaid which is also looped down the centre. On the strap there is a wing which has a silver fringe and loop. Down the front are four rows of fifteen plain silver buttons. The cuff is slashed with a red and blue cloth covered button, silver braid outline, and two pairs of plain silver buttons on the front. There is a white false turnback piped with blue from waist to tail which has false pocket flaps outlined with blue, and bears two pairs of plain silver buttons. The tails have pockets on the inside, the decoration on the false turnback is six loops of silver lace on a blue shape which has a slightly larger red shape under it. This style of military coatee was worn with a waist coat at the end of the 18th century. There is neither regiment not maker's name noted on the buttons.
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BELUM.O120A.1925
This red coatee with blue collar, shoulder strap and cuff may have been worn by an Irish Volunteer in the lat 18th century. The coatee has piping down the front and plain silver buttons. The stand up collar has silver braid edging and a double loop to the gorget button. The shoulder strap is outlined with silver breaid which is also looped down the centre. On the strap there is a wing which has a silver fringe and loop. Down the front are four rows of fifteen plain silver buttons. The cuff is slashed with a red and blue cloth covered button, silver braid outline, and two pairs of plain silver buttons on the front. There is a white false turnback piped with blue from waist to tail which has false pocket flaps outlined with blue, and bears two pairs of plain silver buttons. The tails have pockets on the inside, the decoration on the false turnback is six loops of silver lace on a blue shape which has a slightly larger red shape under it. This style of military coatee was worn with a waist coat at the end of the 18th century. There is neither regiment not maker's name noted on the buttons.
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BELUM.O120A.1925
This red coatee with blue collar, shoulder strap and cuff may have been worn by an Irish Volunteer in the lat 18th century. The coatee has piping down the front and plain silver buttons. The stand up collar has silver braid edging and a double loop to the gorget button. The shoulder strap is outlined with silver breaid which is also looped down the centre. On the strap there is a wing which has a silver fringe and loop. Down the front are four rows of fifteen plain silver buttons. The cuff is slashed with a red and blue cloth covered button, silver braid outline, and two pairs of plain silver buttons on the front. There is a white false turnback piped with blue from waist to tail which has false pocket flaps outlined with blue, and bears two pairs of plain silver buttons. The tails have pockets on the inside, the decoration on the false turnback is six loops of silver lace on a blue shape which has a slightly larger red shape under it. This style of military coatee was worn with a waist coat at the end of the 18th century. There is neither regiment not maker's name noted on the buttons.
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BELUM.O138.1975
Cumann na mBan badge with pin fastening at back. 'C na mB' over a rifle.
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BELUM.O139.1913
Young Citizen Volunteers of Ireland lapel badge. In centre, red hand of Ulster with crown on top. The Young Citizen Volunteers was, officially, Ireland-wide, although it was mainly a Belfast-based, militia group established in 1912. Initially it adopted an officially politically neutral stance but it quickly became associated with Unionism and opposition to the Irish Home Rule Movement. During the First World War it became closely linked to the Ulster Volunteers before ultimately being subsumed by that group.
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BELUM.O140.1913
Ulster Unionist Convention 1892. A crowned white metal bar with long pin fastening. Inscribed "UNION IS STRENGTH ULSTER UNIONIST CONVENTION 1982. Attached to the bar a woven shield shaped badge, on the top left the union flag, top right a crowned harp in gilt on a green ground, the bottom half has green shamrocks and a red hand in the centre all on a gold ground. The following year saw the Second Home Rule Bill pass the House of Commons but defeated by the House of Lords.
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BELUM.O141.1913
Ulster Unionist Convention 1893 badge. A crowned white metal bar with long pin fastening. Inscribed "United We Stand, Belfast Demonstration 1983. Attached to the bar a woven Union Jack flag. 1893 saw the Second Home Rule Bill pass the House of Commons but defeated by the House of Lords.
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BELUM.O144.1973
This poster advertises the Andersonstown News a local newspaper focussing on events in west Belfast. The paper was initially established in 1972 by Basil McLaughlin and three others and was partly funded by proceeds of sales from the republican anti-internment protest song, ‘The Men Behind the Wire.’
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BELUM.O164.1929
Young Citizens Volunteers Full Dress Uniform. Corporals uniform c. 1913, the jacket is grey with dark blue collar, epaulettes and cuffs. 7 white metal buttons on front, titles 1Y.C.V. on each epaulette, 2 collar badges, girdle or dress belt in regimental colours, fastened with 3 white metal olivettes. Trousers, grey with thin dark blue stripe.
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BELUM.O164.1929
Young Citizens Volunteers Full Dress Uniform. Corporals uniform c. 1913, the jacket is grey with dark blue collar, epaulettes and cuffs. 7 white metal buttons on front, titles 1Y.C.V. on each epaulette, 2 collar badges, girdle or dress belt in regimental colours, fastened with 3 white metal olivettes. Trousers, grey with thin dark blue stripe.
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BELUM.O164.1929
Young Citizens Volunteers Full Dress Uniform. Corporals uniform c. 1913, the jacket is grey with dark blue collar, epaulettes and cuffs. 7 white metal buttons on front, titles 1Y.C.V. on each epaulette, 2 collar badges, girdle or dress belt in regimental colours, fastened with 3 white metal olivettes. Trousers, grey with thin dark blue stripe.
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