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    Info Needed on Brit Sword Maker - MAITLAND & CO., LONDON

    Hi All, I have been able to indulge my self with an early present, a lovely British officer's pattern 1821 sword to the Grand Trunk Railway Regiment - Volunteer Artillery. Briefly, the GTR recruited a rifle regiment and an artillery regiment in response to the Fenian threat posed by recently demobbed Irish -American Civil War veteran, Fenian sympathizers. Both regiments had their swords purchased though MAITLAND & CO., 25 CONDUITS St. LONDON. I can't find any information on this tailor, they do not appear in Bezdek. I'm hoping someone else may have more information.

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    Greg
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    Last edited by Greg Nehring; 01-08-2021 at 06:56 PM.

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    They seem to have been Military and General Outfitters the earliest date I have found for them is 1841 being closed in 1878 due to bankcruptcy.

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    One of these swords in the Canadian War Museum:
    https://www.warmuseum.ca/collections...ia_irn=5414443

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    Thanks for the information so far. I am looking for a rifles regiment version to complete the set (I know where one is but.......how do I get him to part with it? :-( ).

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    Greg there is an easay answer to your question, more $$$. Everyone has a breaking point!

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    Oh yeah!

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    Hi Greg, another marked to the same regiment by Maitland is on Oldswords #122378, with what is possibly a different proof disc although I can't quite make yours out.

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    Thanks James, I'll take a look. The disk on my sword is a brass disk stamped PROVED.
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    Yes, the old swords example has a proved over fluer de lis

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