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Certificate - Intercolonial Exhibition, Melbourne, Silver Medal Awarded to Thomas Gaunt, 1875 Document Reg. No: SH 960984

Summary:
Certificate for a Special Silver Medal awarded to Thomas Gaunt at the Intercolonial Exhibition, Melbourne, November 1875. Awarded for or excellence in an improved telescope stand and compound microscope stand, educational microscope and small eight day compensation lever timepiece.
Description:
Buff coloured certificate, black, gold & silver text, in a heavy cream cardboard frame. Elaborate border, gold, with a pattern similar to fleur de lis. At the top a coat of arms, with the shield flanked by a lion on the left and a unicorn on the right. British, American & Colonial flags hand on either side. To the left side of the certificate, in silver, the obverse of the commemorative medallion struck for the occasion. It shows 2 men, representing America and the British Empire standing either side of a Globe. This is in a circular border & decorated with ferns & other flora. To the right, the reverse of the medallion also in silver. This has a circle of leaves around the edge & a Latin inscription. Certificate awarded to Thomas Gaunt for excellence in improved astronomical telescope stands & compound microscope stand, Educational microscope & small eight day compensation lever timepiece. Dated Melbourne, November 1875 and signed G C Levey, Secretary.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1991
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 45.30 cm (Height), 59.60 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: awards, exhibitions, exhibitions melbourne intercolonial victorian 1875
Themes this item is part of: Thomas Gaunt, Watchmaker & Jeweller (1829-1890), Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: (To Be Classified)
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Inscriptions: Handwritten in black ink: The Royal Commissioners have awarded to Thomas Gaunt Melbourne/A SPECIAL SILVER MEDAL/For excellence in improved Astronomical/Telescope Stand and compound Microscope Stand/ Educational Microscope and Small eight day compensation lever timepiece/ Melbourne, November 1875.
Awarded To: Thomas Gaunt - Thomas Gaunt & Co, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1875

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