Foundation stone laying trowel

Description

A trowel commemorating the laying of the foundation stone of the Bakelite Works, Tyseley, Birmingham on April 15th 1930. The metal blade of the trowel is engraved with the words : 'James Swinburne, Esq. FRS laid the foundation stone of the Bakelite Works, Tyseley, Birmingham. April 15th 1930 with this trowel. Geo Bernard Cox F.R.I.B.A. Architect. Wm. Sapcote & Sons. Contractors.' The trowel has a phenolic resin handle in a dark red colour. It is displayed on a blue velvet covered cushion and mounted within a wooden box frame. Meaurements given are for the trowel only.
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Inscriptions

engraved: "JAMES SWINBURNE, ESQ. F.RS. LAID THE FOUNDATION STONE OF THE BAKELITE WORKS TYSELEY, BIRMINGHAM. APRIL 15TH 1930 WITH THIS TROWEL. GEO BERNARD COX. F.R..B.A, ARCHITECT. WM. SAPCOTE & SONS, CONTRACTORS. "

Object number

AIBDC : 008667SA

Date

1930

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Method

handle
blade and shaft
box

Material

plastic
phenolic resin handle
bakelite - generic term
PF
phenol formaldehyde
metal blade and shaft of trowel, and screws of box
wood display box
textile velvet material
Dimensions
Width
90mm
Height
45mm
Length
313mm

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