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The post war Tynemouth Fire Brigade cap badge is one of those sought after small county borough coat of arms cap badges that don’t come up for sale on the market very often in original condition !
1 fire station covering just 7 square miles is the reason why in particular Tynemouth Fire Brigade cap badges are scarce, the majority of original badges already in private cap badge collections & not many batches ordered during its lifetime!
In 1974 the fire service reforms of that year disbanded all previous small county borough fire brigades into regionally controlled fire services & Tynemouth was swallowed up by the newly formed Tyne & Wear Fire Brigade which also took in other small neighbouring county borough’s like Sunderland, South Shields, Newcastle & Gateshead & parts of Durham & Northumberland!
There is a 2.5mm thick & a later 2mm thick centre variation, the very 1st issue was a bronze base metal 2.5mm thick enamelled centre.  

This variation on a standard lined economy issue Home Office star, the enamel centre and crest are in excellent condition. The correct thin brass split pin attaching the centre to the rear of the badge, also untouched. A great original hard to obtain small Teignmouth Fire Brigade cap badge from the post world war 2 era ! 

Tynemouth Fire Brigade 1948 To 1974 Cap Badge

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