Belt, Riverton Rifle Volunteers; Linnit, John; Wilkins, T.B; 1887; RI.W2002.1688

Name/Title

Belt, Riverton Rifle Volunteers

About this object

Given to winners of the Riverton Rifle Corps shooting competition, this belt has the names of those awarded the prize engraved on bars pinned to the leather.

The government go-ahead for the formation of volunteer brigades was given in England on May 12, 1859. The establishment of corps quickly spread to New Zealand where, at it’s prime, 7000 volunteers were active. The Riverton Rifle Corps formed in 1864 and disbanded in 1899 to form the Riverton Rifle Club.

Maker

Wilkins, T.B

Maker Role

Silversmith

Maker

Linnit, John

Maker Role

Silversmith

Date Made

1887

Period

1880s

Place Made

Europe, United Kingdom, England, Birmingham

Place Made

Europe, United Kingdom, England, London

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed materials, metal
organic, animal, skin, mammal skin, leather

Inscription and Marks

In black maker on back of silver bar: 'W2002.1688'

Measurements

h 75 mm x l 1150 mm x d 12 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Military

Object Type

accessories

Object number

RI.W2002.1688

Copyright Licence  

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