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Cigar holder

From the Collection of Churchill Island Heritage Farm 1 Samuel Amess Drive Newhaven Victoria

Description
Silver holder for 4 cigars awarded to Dr Harry Jenkins, owner of Churchill Island 1936-63.
Size
10 cm x 8 cm x 2 cm
Object Registration
0095
Keywords
trophy, harry jenkins, motor bike racing, churchill island
Historical information
The item was awarded to Dr Harry Jenkins for a motorcycle race. Jenkins was a Great War air ace and racing driver and had a dental practice in Collins Street Melbourne. He owned Churchill Island from 1936 to 1963 and bequeathed it to Margaret Campbell on his death. Sister Campbell had been nurse to his disabled son and wife and she lived on the island from the time of World War Two. The item was given to Arthur Evans, a family friend, on the day of the auction sale of artifacts when she sold the island, approximately 1973.
When Made
1902 hallmark C
Made By
Albert Sydenham (Silversmiths)
Significance
This trophy demonstrates Harry Jenkins's reputed love of motor sport, speed and competition.
Inscriptions & Markings
Engraved on centre 2 sections:
MOTOR CYCLE CLUB OF NSW
SCRATCH RACE
4 HP AND OVER
H JENKINS 16-2-10

Also Hallmarks
SYDENHAM PATENT 2272
A S
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:12AM