A faceted stone mace head mounted as a gavel on a pynkado wood handle with a pynkado block and in a presentation box. Originally thought to date to 2000BC, but now known to be approximately 3500 BC (mid to late Neolithic). The gavel (and block) was used by the Chairman of the Thames Conservancy at meetings.
Thames Conservancy booklet entitled "The Thames Launch Byelaws, 1952", price one shilling.
A 12 page folded paper booklet with light blue heavy paper cover, staple bound.
Printed by Harrison & Sons Ltd of London and High Wycombe, 1953.
Thames Conservancy Bye-Laws for the Regulation of the River Thames and the Navigation Thereof and for Other Purposes.
London: Printed by Harrison & Sons, Ltd., 44-47, St. Martin's Lane, W.C.2, Printers in Ordinary to His Majesty, 1929.