cuff-links with initials AOFB

The Ancient Order of Froth-Blowers

The 'AO/FB' lettering on this pair of silver cufflinks from the Museum of Liverpool's social history collection  stands for the Ancient Order of Froth Blowers.

The Ancient Order of Froth Blowers was a humorous British charitable organisation set up:

"to foster the noble Art and gentle and healthy pastime of froth blowing amongst gentlemen-of-leisure and ex-soldiers"

Running from 1924-1931, it was founded by Bert Temple, an ex-soldier and silk-merchant, initially to raise £100 (equal to £4,829 today) for the children's charities of the surgeon Sir Alfred Fripp.

Cheers!

Accession number MOL.2013.119.2