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Catalog Number 2012.006.028
Description Truncheon or Billy Club, c. 1951-2003. Wooden baton with brown stain and clear varnish. Single black leather strap is secured with four metal caps to a band of leather wrapped around base of baton.
Object Name Club
Collection 3D - Armaments
Title Truncheon or Billy Club, c. 1951-2003
Date c. 1951-2003
Creator Unknown
Inscription Text none
Provenance This item belonged to either donor's grandfather John Pawson, who was a San Mateo Police Officer from 1951-1973, or to his uncle Gjon T. Pawson, who was a Deputy with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office from 1981-1986 and a Security Guard for Bay Meadows from Summer 2001-April 2003.
Dimensions H-18 W-1.375 D-1.375 inches
Search Terms Pawson, Gjon T.
Pawson, John T.
San Mateo County Sheriff's Office
San Mateo Police Department
Weapon
Weapons
Subjects Clubs
Law enforcement
Nightsticks
Weapons
People Pawson, Gjon T.
Pawson, John T.