Two ceremonial scissors, inscribed and mounted on board

Maker
Garrleigh Trophy Centre
Production date
1980-1999
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Production date
1980-1999
Description
Two pairs of ceremonial scissors. Both are made from hot-forged steel, with double plate nickel and chromium and are repurposed from dressmaking shears. The scissors were used for ribbon-cutting opening ceremonies within the City of Berwick and are now mounted onto a black presentation board. This board contains twelve plaques with only that of the top left inscribed. The scissor blades are inscribed on all sides indicating the various events in which they were used. One pair of scissors is marked Singer for the Singer Sewing Company.

There are twelve engraving plates on the plaque below the scissors. One plate is inscribed "AKOONAH PARK BRIDGE/ Cr. NORMA McCAUSLAND/ 24 OCTOBER 1999".

Text inscribed on the blades reads "OPENING OF SOLDIERS ROAD BRIDGE/ BEACONSFIELD/ 14TH August 1980/ JOINTLY OPENED BY/ CR. LONORA GULLQUIST/ PRESIDENT/ SHIRE OF PAKENHAM/ AND CR. JANICE BATEMAN, J.P./ MAYOR/ CITY OF BERWICK", "NARRE WARREN NORTH BY-PASS/ 20th OCTOBER 1983/ Opened by Cr. S. H.Pargeter J.P. Mayor", "PRINCES FREEWAY BERWICK BY-PASS/ OPENED BY/ The Hon. Peter Morris, M.P./ Commonwealth Minister for/ Transport/ &/ The Hon. Jack Simpson, M.P./ Victorian Assistant Minister/ of Transport/ 14th Dec. 83", "OPENING OF THE MYUNA FARM ANIMAL DISPAY CENTRE/ BY THE MAYOR CR. NORMA J. McCAUSLAND J.P./ 28th NOVEMBER , 1993/ OPENING OF CENTRE ROAD BRIDGE/ BY THE MAYOR CR. KIRSTIN LOTTKOWITZ/ 18th OCTOBER 1991/ OPENING OF THE RESERVOIR ROAD-HALLAM NORTH ROAD EQUESTRIAN TRAIL/ BY THE MAYOR CR. NORMA McCAUSLAND, J.P./ 27th NOVEMBER 1993/ OPENING OF EDWIN FLACK ATHETICS TRACK/ AND STAGE 1 OF THE PAVILLION/ BY THE MAYOR CR. NORMA J. McCAUSLAND, J.P./ 27th NOVEMBER, 1993".
Artist/Maker and role
Garrleigh Trophy Centre: Maker
Media/Materials description
metal, wood
Measurements
10.0 x 31.0 x 1.0 cm (scissors, each), 30.0 x 38.0 x 1.0 cm (plaque)
Signature & date
Makers mark on scissors "SINGER". Makers mark on plaque, verso, "GARRLEIGH TROPHY CENTRE / FACT. 3/2 MELVERTON DVE. / HALLAM, VICTORIA, 3803 / TELEPHONE: 9703 1469, 9702 3355"
Photography credit (first image)
Photograph: Viki Petherbridge
System ID
1220

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