Market Lavington Museum

Today’s the day

At Market Lavington Museum, we have a perpetual calendar for use on a desk. We have set it for the date of publication for this blog entry.

Thursday and September were selected by turning the top and bottom knobs. The numbers will no longer scroll, so almost 3 is the only option! We believe it dates from early in the twentieth century and it is past its prime. However, it must have been quite a classy item in its day.

It is made of wood and leather and this close up shows the pattern in the leather surrounding the windows.

Viewed from the side, we can see the gilt lines in the leather, either side of the knobs. There are also traces of gilt on the front. It’s past its former glory, but still a nice object to have in our collection.