Original 1915 Dated 1908 Pattern Second Issue Frog (Converted)

Original 1915 Dated 1908 Pattern Second Issue Frog (Converted)

Code: 55599

£85.00 Approx $107.05, €99.3
 

An original 1908 Pattern Second Issue Frog dating from 1915.

This frog started life as a second issue example as used during the Great War as is evident from the two rivets. Following the withdrawal of the helve and Intrenching tool in 1923 all frogs were to have the rear helve holder strap removed. There is clear evidence of where it was originally fitted.

To the rear of the frog the original maker's stamp is still present and can be read as 'MECo' which is followed by the date of 1915. 

The frog is in good condition for its age with various signs of use and wear. It has been blancoed at some stage but overall displays well.

A good original inter-war example which would be ideal for someone interested in this period or that of the British Expeditionary Force in 1939-40.