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A Thames waterman’s licence badge.

A Thames waterman’s licence badge.
A Thames waterman’s licence badge.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: F3460
Description: This numbered brassard or arm badge was sewn to the sleeve of a waterman’s coat, and served as a badge of office. The badge is engraved with an official licence number, below the arms of the City of London and above those of the Watermen’s Company. Badge number 6363 was worn by Henry Scarlett of Edward Street, Limehouse, who became a Free Waterman in 1824, after being apprenticed to Thomas Platt since 1814.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 19th Century
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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