PK Cable Map 1880's

PK Cable Map 1880's

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

The Sir John Pender Trophy ?



About 4 years ago I was sent this photograph by an ex-colleague who claims that it was the Sir John Pender Trophy. He believed that it was awarded for some aspect of cable laying, that it was solid silver and had cable routes marked in inlaid gold.

It seems that it had been brought to his attention by a dealer in antiques who knowing of his interests in submarine telegraphy went on to tell him that it had just been sold in Tehran for £1million !


I had forgotten all about it until I came across the photo the other day...............I am not particularly interested but thought that it might be of interest to those researching history of the ETCo........................


Don't tell me it's sitting in the PK archive ! Perhaps, however, there are better photos and something about its history ?


Allan

6 comments:

  1. The trophy is indeed in Iran; I received an email from Mozaffarian Jewellery there last year, and they very kindly sent me some high resolution photos. These images, and the full story of the trophy, are on my website:

    Silver Jubilee of the Establishment of
    Submarine Telegraphy to the Far East - 1894


    Clicking the Mozaffarian link under the photos will bring up the company's own page on the trophy.

    Bill Burns

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  2. 2014 follow up: I asked Mr Mohammadreza Mozaffarian, of the Partieh Mozaffarian Gallery, the present owner of the trophy, what he knew of its history. He replied: "My Grandfather bought it about 50 years ago in a sale in London, and it has been in my family since then."

    Bill Burns

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  3. As Mr.Bill Burns Said The Trophy is still in Tehran-Iran and it is the heritage of my family that belongs to me . The information is also correct .
    Please visit my website for further Information :

    http://mozaffarianco.com/?page_id=250

    Mohammadreza Mozaffarian

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