Trophy clock; British united Clock Co; 19th Century; 1550.86
Trophy clockAbout 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
19th CenturyPlace Made
MetalSubject and Association Description
The Frazer family were renowned riflemen and Kaitangata citizensCredit Line
Donated by Doug FrazerObject Type
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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