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Sterling silver miner’s lamp, 1943

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Thomas Fattorini Ltd, Birmingham

A commemorative Sterling silver lamp modelled as an Oldham Type ‘S’ miner’s lamp, the cylindrical silver body to one side bears an inscription ‘Presented to LORD HYNDLEY, by his colleagues of the NATIONAL COALBOARD, as a token of their esteem and affection. VESTING DATE 12th January 1947’. Fully hallmarked for 1943, the battery-powered miniature bulb under a glass cover illuminates by rotating the base.

Height: 15 cm

Sir John Scott Hindley, 1st Viscount Hyndley GBE (1883 –1963) was a British businessman, and first Chairman of the National Coal Board at its creation on 1 January 1947 under Clement Atlee. This miniature miner’s lamp was a piece commissioned by his colleagues as a gift to mark his appointment to the role

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