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BROWNE, Sir Samuel James (1824-1901). Army officer & originator of the Sam Browne belt.
Cabinet photograph by Maull & Fox, trimmed at the head, signed in ink, 'Sam Browne'. Clear signature, dated '/99' beneath the photograph of the one-armed officer in uniform with medals.
After the General lost his arm during a surprise attack on the rebels at Adilabad, he invented the 'Sam Browne belt' to accommodate the carrying of his sword.
[No: 21785]


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