[Bell Historians] An Enquiry

Allan Yalden allan.yalden at e8U_0ak-YRIsieTzv3lVUko4sy5fXlHWEpY9d2yMTTk5P0YZfg-xy3H57O8xk9OywrW4U4204HXG0w.yahoo.invalid
Sun Sep 28 00:27:16 BST 2008

I am certain that the crown engraved on the bell pictured is post 1952  
and is for our Queen Elizabeth  given that in military insignia the  
crown shape changes according to the gender of the monarch
to quote


Many badges feature crowns and these can be a useful guide to  
identifying and dating badges.

Key dates are 1901 and 1952 as the shape of crowns on badges changed.  
(It may help to think of male and female crowns).  Not all badges have  

On 24 Sep 2008, at 19:28, David Bryant wrote:

> A crown, above the letters ER.
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