Gavel: The Gov;t Club

Object Number: 
1950.290
Date: 
1923
Medium: 
Wood, ivory, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 1/8 x 3 x 1 3/4 in. ( 25.7 x 7.6 x 4.4 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: across metal, center of head: "PRESENTED TO / THE GOVERNMENT CLUB / APRIL 21, 1923"
Description: 
Gavel with ivory head with metal band wrapped around the center, wooden clothespin-shaped handle; the head resembles turned wood; inscription across the center of the metal.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession record, this gavel was used by Mrs. Edmund Cooper Towner, once president and secretary of the Government Club. The club disbanded sometime in the 1930s or 1940s.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Arthur H. Bridge
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group