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Gavel

Gavel
Title
Gavel
Date 
ca. 1920
Medium 
Wood, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 11 1/8 x 3 5/8 x 2 1/8 in. ( 28.3 x 9.2 x 5.4 cm )
Description 
Wooden gavel with turned head, baluster shaped handle; a metal band around the outer edge of each side of the head with engraving around the bands.
Credit Line 
Gift of the Thomas Hunter Association
Object Number 
1936.797
Marks 
engraved: on metal band around one side of head: "CHARLES PUTZEL. 1898-1901 CHARLES P. EAGNANI. 1904-1905EUGENE H. CONKLIN 1908 HORACE L. RUTTER. 1911 / JAMES W. HYDE. 1912 ASHBEL P. FITCH. 1902 LEWIS SAYRE BURCHARD 1906 EDWARD H. WARKER 1908 / THOMAS W. WILLIAMS. 1913 IVAN VECHTEN OLCOTT 1903 JAMES McGREGOR SMITH 1907 ARTHUR V. PANCOAST 1910" engraved: on metal band around opposite side of head: "ALFRED H. CURTIS. 1914 BARTOW S.WEEKS. 1917 EDWIN W. ORVIS THOMAS DARLINGTON / THEODORE H. BENEDICT 1915 BARTOW S. WEEKS 1916 THOMAS DARLINGTON / THEODORE H. BENEDICT 1916 AUSTIN E. PRESSINGTON 1919 CHARLES L. GUY"
Gallery Label 
This souvenir gavel was a gift of the Thomas Hunter Association. The engraving around the metal bands at the outer edges of the head reflects the chronology of presidents of the Association. The membership of the Association is comprised of graduates of New York City's Grammar School No. 35, where Thomas Hunter was principal in the 1850s and 1860s. He later organized the Normal College, which became Hunter College in 1914.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group