My Knapsack

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Paul Durrant
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12 Dec 2017, 06:33 #81

We've also got some little chain of sorts hanging down on his left...
Something to do with picker & brush p'haps?
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Ben Townsend
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Ben Townsend
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12 Dec 2017, 06:43 #82

For me, the haversack strap is neatly over the cross-belt. The whisk and picker chain seems to begin behind the cross-belt plate, and be wrapped around the cross belt before emerging lower down. I think the splashes of yellow are an attempt to indicate that it is a brass chain.
Here is a third sketch  of the subject from the series,
1876,0708.2376 Samuel Drummond.jpg

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Paul Durrant
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12 Dec 2017, 07:02 #83

The cheeky bugger also has his dicky out! (first two pix)
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Eddie
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13 Dec 2017, 10:01 #84

Great Ben  - nice finds - there seems to be two small buttons at  the base of the pack  and a larger one on the bottom of the sling ???
 
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Eddie
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13 Dec 2017, 10:04 #85

Also just found this in James' Military Dictionary 1810 edition under 'Knapsacks'  " Soldiers in the British Service are put under stoppages for the payment of their knapsacks, which after six years become their property".  Not sure if this has already been mentioned somewhere here.
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Woman bore me, I will rise"
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13 Dec 2017, 19:44 #86

Eddie wrote: Also just found this in James' Military Dictionary 1810 edition under 'Knapsacks'  " Soldiers in the British Service are put under stoppages for the payment of their knapsacks, which after six years become their property".  Not sure if this has already been mentioned somewhere here.
Did somebody mention the cost of each knapsack ?
If not, does anyone know how much?

Its the kind of question I keep getting asked..... Perhaps we have more Accountants around here ;-)

I thought using a chain rather then buff straps for the Brush&Picker was a much later thing for those of us in red?
I will agree that it seems to be fixed to the breastplate (as were the straps) rather then looped over a button as our Blue clad cousins do
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