An original British Army 1908 Pattern Webbing Belt in a size large.
This pattern of belt came into use with the British Army prior to the Great War and saw Service throughout the conflict, during the inter-war period and finally saw service in the early part of the Second World War. It was part of the 1908 pattern webbing equipment but was also worn on its own for walking out.
The original markings are still present to the inside of the belt but are worn and hard to read as is often the case. The maker's name of 'MECo' is present which denotes that the belt was made by the Mills Equipment Company. The date is also present and looks to be 1918 although it is hard to read.
This example is marked as a size L as can be seen by the stamp inside the belt. It features a large brass buckle to the front and retains both of its rear straps and buckles. It would appear to have been issued and worn and has certainly been blacnoed at some stage in its life. The belt is adjustable so will suit a number of waist sizes around a 34" to a 38" and measures at 42" long when fully extended.
A good original period piece of British Army kit which would suit the collector or re-enactor equally.
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