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Desk Set - Pen & Ink Stand, circa 1963

From the Collection of Kew Historical Society Inc Level 1, Kew Court House 188 High Street Kew Victoria

Description
Desk set made of wood from St Paul's Cathedral with an added metal and enamel calendar. A history of the item is stuck on the reverse.
Size
23 x 13 cm
Object Registration
1976.0009
Keywords
handicrafts, desk sets, pen holders, st paul's cathedral - melbourne (vic)
When Made
c.1963
Inscriptions & Markings
"St Paul's Cathedral Melbourne. Foundation stone, 1880; Consecrated, 1891; Spires completed, 1931; Exterior length, 317'; Moorhouse Spire, 317 feet in height. The Bells of St Paul's Cathedral were supported on this timber of English oak from 1891 to 1963 when, during the absence of the bells for tuning in Loughborough, England, the timber was replaced with a steel frame. Refer Cathedral Guide Book, page 10, by Rev Godfrey Kircher"
Last updated
5 Mar 2019 at 10:38PM