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"A large portion of the collection was donated by the Marconi company. Potentially worn by the Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi himself, these objects really stood out as unusual amongst all the scientific instruments." Lucy Crossfield, Collections Move Team
Marconi's Sword-Stick and Scabbard, c. 1900 [2004-9/462], Inventory No. 74444
Marconi's Sword-Stick with cane handle and shaft, with gilt-metal band in the form of a snake with a turquoise eye. Steel blade marked 'Non ti fidar di me se il cor ti manca' ('Trust not in me if your heart be faint'). With scabbard.
Civilian Gentleman's Ceremonial Sword and Scabbard, by J. B. Johnstone, London, c. 1902" [2004-9], Inventory No. 55702
Sword with steel hilt with cut-steel decoration, engraved steel blade and black leather scabard. Previously catalogued with Civilian Gentleman's Cocked Hat (Inv. Num. 78080).
Civilian Gentleman's Ceremonial Cocked Hat, by J. B. Johnstone, London, c. 1902 [2004-9/160], J.B.Johnstone, Inventory No. 78080
Marconi's civilian gentleman's black cocked hat, made of cloth with cut-steel chains and a black rossette. Previously catalogued with Civilian Gentleman's Ceremonial Sword (Inv. Num. 55702).