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Trophy - Government Printing Office Handicap Cup, 1864-67 Reg. No: ST 042572
- Government Printing Office Handicap cup 1864-1867. Made by William Edwards of Melbourne in sterling silver.
Victorian volunteer forces in the second half of the 19th century engaged in regular competitions and prize-giving. Shooting competitions provided the opportunities for training, camaraderie and recreation.
- Ovoid body chased on one side with the government printing office, Melbourne. On the other side a volunteers' camp scene with two tents and six volunteers in uniform, one in the kneeling firing position aiming a percussion carbine. The cup is mounted on three piled percussion carbines encircled by a wreath of laurels, and mounted on a circular base.
|Dimensions:||22.80 cm (Height), 10.00 cm (Width)|
|Weight:||351 g (Weight)|
|Tagged with:||printing works, shooting, sporting awards, trophies|
|Themes this item is part of:||Arms Collection, Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Victorian Volunteer Forces, 1854-1884|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||MILITARY HISTORY|
|Secondary Classification:||Civilian Life|
|Inscriptions:||On each side framed by two trees are plaques with names inscribed: T. McHutchison, W. Astley, W. Player, L. Maynard, W. Boles, S.C. Newman, S.J. Walker, J. Scotson.|
|Maker:||Mr William Edwards, 1864|
|User:||Victorian Government Printing Office, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1864-1867|