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Sam Brown Belt HC82

A brown leather belt for use with Sam Browne Equipment. The buckle has two prongs. A brass stud secures the end of the belt. 

This belt was designed by British Officer Samuel Browne VC after losing his arm in battle. Still serving in the army he wanted to be able to carry both his revolver and sword into battle. First worn by New Zealand soldiers in the early 1900s after WW1 it had limited use.

date: 1914-1918

maximum dimension: 1040mm

subject area: Social Science

subject theme: War, Conflict, Military, Uniform, Equipment, WW1

handling collection number: HC82

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Browne_belt

Sam Brown Belt HC82
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