J.F. Crooks’s baton

photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Name: J.F. Crooks’s baton; Persons linked to the exhibit: J.F. Crooks; Date: 1882; Country: Great Britain; Town: Jarrow; Materials: wood, silvered metal; Measurements: length 55,5 cm, diameter 2,5 cm; Ownership: Jan Stanisław Witkiewicz’s collection; Inventory number: JSW 67; Description:

Dark brown wood baton with a metal ring; conical body made of dark wood; flat wooden tips; on the grip, a hole drilled from the side and through the tip, possibly to thread a string; at 2/5 of the length, a silvered metal ring was added with an inscription. As per inscription, the baton was a token of appreciation presented to J.F. Crooks, possibly by the members of the Jarrow Baptist Choir on 5 May 1882

; Inscriptions:

PRESENTED TO / J. F. Crooks. / By a few Jarrow Baptist Friends. / AS A TOKEN OF RESPECT . / 5TH MAY 1882.

; Catalog card:

Joanna Gul, consultation: Magdalena Szmida-Półbratek (City Museum of Wrocław)


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