Ribbon or sash with words
'A.O.F. Unity, Benevolence & Concord'

Woven by H. Slingsby and Sons.

Reference Number:-  
osl 36  
 

Long sash type ribbon with images of typical Ancient Order of Foresters symbols, and words

Words:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

image of all seeing eye,
stag and Foresters shield

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A.O.F.

ribbon with words:

UNITY
BENEVOLENCE
& CONCORD

 
Size of Silk:

In total the ribbon is 131.0cm long by 6.4cm wide, with the central design being 21.0cm long.
The remainder of the sash is of the same umiform green background, together with silver metalised freyed ends, and is not shown in full.

Alternative back-ground colours:
Green
Comments:
by Godden:
This silk is not listed by Godden 

Other comments:
Rather than weaving in their name, Slingsby tended to stamp it on the back of his silks, using ink. This was in the form of a large circle, with the Diamond Registration mark inside.

There is just such a stamping on the reverse of this sash, on which is written:
H. SLINGSBY & SON. MANUFACTURERS, NUNEATON

The Diamond Registration mark contained within this circle can be seen, although it is not possible to read the actual date of registration.

This design was woven onto the right hand side of a long sash. The left hand side being reserved for various other designs to designate the official position of the wearer. The colours too of the overall sash changed with each of these designated official.
Below is one such variations:

sash of the PCR   sash of the PCR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
sash of:
 
 
 
 
 
P.C.R.
 
 
 
{P.C.R. = Past Chief Ruler}
 

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