Trophy clock; British united Clock Co; 19th Century; 1550.86

Name/Title

Trophy clock

About this object

Novelty timepiece from the British United Clock Company owned by the Frazer family of Kaitangata. This Canon clock was the trophy of the National Rifle reserves, of which the Frazer's were respected members.

Maker

British united Clock Co

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

19th Century

Place Made

England

Medium and Materials

Metal

Subject and Association Description

The Frazer family were renowned riflemen and Kaitangata citizens

Credit Line

Donated by Doug Frazer

Object Type

Clock

Object number

1550.86

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

Dr Roger Frazer 26 Feb 2009 22:12 PM,UTC

I heard of this competition from my father who was a nephew of the Frazer shooting team. He said that a newspaper report of the time was to the effect that the trophy was won by "thirty feet of Frazers" in reference to their all being six footers. Perhaps there is something to genetics as I qualified as a first class shot in 1952 in the CMT!

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canon
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Kaitangata
metal

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