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Rowing Oar, Kings College Cambridge University Trophy Rowing Blade.

£ POA

Category
Subcategory
Reference
27471
Height
16 cm (6 1/4")
Width
89.5 cm (35 1/4")
Depth
5.5 cm (2 1/4")
Cambridge Presentation Oar, Trophy Blade, 1953.
The oar is an original traditional King's College 'Ten Club VIII' (Cambridge University) presentation rowing oar tip with calligraphy and college insignia. The paint and writing on the trophy blade is in good condition.

The trophy blade reads:-

'King's College Ten Club VIII, 1953'
Mr. K. Wedell, Bow.
Mr. J.A. Rowlatt, 2.
Mr.T.H. Priestley, 3.
Mr. J.G.D. Warburton, 4.
Mr. A.E. Melville, 5.
Mr. A.H. Barnes, 6.
Mr. T.W.M. Smith, 7.
Mr. A. Newell, Str.
Mr. A.N.G. Ayling, Cox.
Bumped:- 1st & 3rd Trin:VIII, Magdalene V, Emmanuel VII -Overbumped- Corpus IV, Clare VI, Pembroke VI.
Coach, R.E. MacPherson. Esq.

Any crew which records four consecutive bumps is said to have 'gained their oars'. The prize being a full-size oar decorated with the names of the full crew in gold lettering on the college colours for each rower. The cox is given a decorated rudder and the coach receives a decorated wooden shield with a mock-up of the bow end of a boat.
Height
16 cm (6 1/4")
Width
89.5 cm (35 1/4")
Depth
5.5 cm (2 1/4")
Condition
In good original condition,paint with a few loose flakes
Year
1953
Period
1950-1999
Medium
Wood
Country
England