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The Royal Irish Regiment - An Edwardian Cigar Cutter, 1910
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The Royal Irish Regiment - An Edwardian Cigar Cutter, 1910

Measurements: Length: 12cm (5in)

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Silver. Spring loaded cigar cutter, the handled engraved with the Irish harp, the King’s Crown, regimental title and ’18’, for the regiment’s number in the line. Maker’s mark of C&C for Albert Cohen & Charles Solomon trading as Cohen & Charles, Holborn Circus, London. Hallmarked London 1910.

The Royal Irish Regiment was one of the six Southern Irish regiments disbanded with the foundation of the Irish Free state in 1922. On 12 June the colours were laid up at St. George's Hall, Windsor Castle in the presence of King George V.

 

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