Gavel and block, commemorating the first council of the City of Berwick

Maker
Unknown
Production date
1973
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Production date
1973
Description
Blackwood gavel with turned handle; head in shape of mitre on square matching block. Block has green felt on the base and shows signs of use. Gavel is highly polished and shows minimal wear.

Brass engraving plate on base of gavel with inscription "Proclamation/ of the/ City of Berwick/ 1st October 1973/ First Council/ B.D. Simon (Mayor), W. H. Hudson, R. A. Irwin, J. G. Bateman, K. R. Wishart, S.H. Pargeter, D. J. Lee, Geo. J. Chudleigh, J. R. Alexander, J. E. Philips, J. G. Thomas, J. K. Byron".
Artist/Maker and role
Unknown
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Media/Materials description
Blackwood, brass, polish, felt
Measurements
24.0 x 8.5 x 4.5 cm (gavel), 10.5 x 10.5 x 1.5 cm (block)
Signature & date
No marks or insciptions
Photography credit (first image)
Photograph: Viki Petherbridge
System ID
1258

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