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Drew Carter

Canadian Munitions Corporation?

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Drew Carter

Hope someone can tell me more about this badge.

I'm guessing based upon grenade and initials: Canadian Munitions Corporation, LTD WWII or WWI ???

Size: 50mm height and 40mm width.

Made by J.R. Gaunt

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Drew Carter

J.R. Gaunt, which is unusual as this is a U.K maker of badges. 

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walkthebeat

Hi Drew. Who is the maker> Cannot read the hallmark on the back? Thanks. Steve

 

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walkthebeat

Drew. J.R. Gaunt was also in Montreal.

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Rob Martin

Drew

 

Not sure if you are suggesting the Gaunt only operated out of the U.K. but J.R. Gaunt & Son did operate out of Montreal. I have an RCMP long service medal that came in a small blue cardboard box with J.R. Gaunt  & Sons (Canada) Co. Ltd. Montreal printed on the lid.

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Drew Carter

The original question was not who made the badge. The original question was asking if anyone knew anything about the police department it represents?

However, glad to learn that Gaunt was located in Canada.

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walkthebeat

Drew: May have been Canada Machinery Corporation Ltd.in Galt, Ontario. Major manufacturer and may have changed over for the war effort.

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Drew Carter

Thank you. I think you nailed it! 

 

http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=149

This company was created by the 1910 merger of MacGregor, Gourlay Co. Ltd.; John Ballantine & Co.; Hespeler Machinery Co.; the woodworking machine division of Goldie & McCulloch Co., Ltd.; and Sussex Manufacturing Co.. For a detailed early history, see the entry for MacGregor, Gourlay Co. Ltd.

In 1912, CMC acquired London Machine Tool Co. for their line of heavy-duty metal-working machinery.

 

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bobpyefinch

I have the same badge and always wondered what the history was...

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