In Newsletter Issue 32, page 8 (July 2010) we reported on my find of a pocket watch winding key stating that it had been made by ‘J C BALCHIN, 162 LAMBETH WALK, LONDON SE’. This article created a lot of interest and was later followed up by a letter from Graham Balchin in Issue 33, […]
CSM R. J. Balchin – Plaque
Wall plaque spotted at HQ F Coy. 7 Rifles (Davies St.) Drill Hall commemorating the Amalgamation of Queen Victoria’s Rifles and Queen Westminsters in 1961 with Company Sergeant Major R. J. Balchin as the Interim President. Queen Victoria’s Rifles – The 9th (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment (Queen Victoria’s Rifles) was a Territorial Army […]
Model of Admiral Sir John Balchen’s Victory
There is a contemporary full hull model of the Victory (1737), a 100-gun three-decker first-rate ship of the line. (Scale: 1:34.3) located at the National Maritime Museum, Second floor, Nelson Navy Nation Gallery The large scale of the model would support the theory that this was once part of the equipment of the Royal Naval Academy at Portsmouth […]
Seal Ring – Badge of Lord Lingfield, 2010
18ct Gold and Intaglio Carnelian seal ring badge belonging to Lord Lingfield, 2010
Mourning Pin – Richard Balchin (1832)
Mourning pin for the death of Richard Balchin aged 62 (1832)
Victorian Cameo Picture
A Victorian cameo of Miss Mary Balchin (1815-1851) daughter of Captain Joseph Moss Balchin and wife of John White (1810-1859) of Dorking, Surrey. John and Mary were married in 1836.
Two works covering different sciences.
Campaign and War Medals
A collection of medals from conflicts around the world.
Balchin Bomb Lance
Edmund Balchin [1825-88] was a gunsmith at 74 Mytongate, Hull. In 1859 he developed and patented the exploding harpoon (Balchin Bomb Lance) which terminated the life of a whale much more quickly than by previous methods thereby reducing its suffering, and making life safer and easier for the sailors. Hull Maritime Museum currently hold 4 […]
Edmund Balchin – 12-Gauge Double Barrelled Shotgun Circa 1850
Edmund Balchin Gunmaker of Hull – Shotgun A series of photographs of one of Edmund’s shotguns: a 12-gauge Damascus barrelled, side by side, hammer shotgun circa 1850. This is an under leaver, double hammer and double trigger, 12-g Nitro Proof shotgun. It has detailed engraving around the fore grip and action. Has a 30” barrel with […]