The Piffle Snonker
The Piffle Snonker (aka the pavior's beetle) was one of the working tools and implements for the VATS. The sceptre like Piffle Snonker is around 20 inches / 52 cm long made of brass or nickel plated heavy metal with the A.O.F.B. jolly brewer sat atop of a barrel, the jolly brewer being a motorcycle mascot. They were made by the Birmingham Medal Co. and were priced at 21/- (21 shillings , £1.05 decimal).
Piffle Snonker Birmingham Medal Company catalogue entry for the Piffle Snonker
The Piffle Snonker is made up of several component parts, easily assembled
Birmingham Gazette from 6th April 1927 showing a Mascot a Piffle Snonker under manufacture at the Birmingham Medal Company.
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