"Snake" Buckle POLICE BELT
Victorian Era to WW2

One of the most common Police issue belts from the Victorian times through to the mid-1940's was a black leather type with a chrome finished Snake-buckle ("S" buckle) and a single chrome finished size adjuster loop-buckle.

The belts tended to be 1 3/4" width and had a range of size adjustments to allow for wear over different items of uniform in different time periods.  In some instances a matching black leather pouch for the Hiatt handcuffs would be carried on the belt....there was also a leather pad that fitted onto the belt to stop oil from the Bullseye lantern from staining the tunic and/or burning the wearer, etc., though this accessory is slightly time specific, as the use of oil in the lamps went out of fashion with the adoption of electric battery powered lanterns.

As well as supplying the plain black 1 3/4" belt with chromed metal fittings & Snake ("S") buckle, I can also supply the black leather Bullseye oil-lamp protector pad and the black leather Hiatt cuff pouch.

If you know of other older period accessories and wish for replicas to me made, please contact me with information and details of the item; from period advertisements, museum exhibitions, auction listings and the like.
I may also be able to have embossing stamps made for collar numbers, regional insignia, etc.

An original period belt, with a new Bullseye Lamp & protector pad mounted (on the opposite side to usual wear)