J.M. WENDT, Presentation railway spike Enlarge 1 /1


commenced 1858 /1862

attributed maker (organisation)

Presentation railway spike c.1913 Place made: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: metalwork, commemoratives, sterling silver: fabricated, stamped, engraved

Primary Insc: stamped on side one: "STL.SILVER" stamped on side two: "crown/lion passant" stamped on side three: "crown/lion passant/STL.SILVER/crown/lion passant"
Secondary Insc: engraved on side one: "Presented to / His Excellency Sir Day Hort Bosanquet GCVO., K.C.B. / Governor of South Australia engraved on side two: "In Commemoration of / his Driving the Last Spike / on the Paringa Railway S.A. engraved on side three: "by JOSEPH TIMMS, / Railway Contractor, / Oct 3rd 1913."
Dimensions: 10.9 h x 2.6 w x 2.6 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2014
Accession No: NGA 2014.1454