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Object ID # 2000.012.001
Object Name Trophy, Game
Title The MacKay Trophy
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Date 1911
Year Range from 1911
Year Range to 1946
Made Meriden Co.
Place of Origin Hamilton, Ontario
Description This is a large lawnbowling trophy, known as the "MacKay Trophy". This trophy has engraved shield-shaped plates on it recording winners from 1911 to 1946. The pedestal base incorporates four lawn bowling balls from the period (metal). The cup part is silver-plated, and engraved.
Provenance This "MacKay Trophy" records the winners of lawn bowling championships from 1911 to 1946. It was among club house memorabilia saved by the St. George's Lawn Bowling Club at Owen Sound, Grey County, after a fire in 1998. Owen Sound lawn bowlers won this trophy in 1914-1915, 1917, 1924-1926, 1937, 1940, and 1946. Wiarton won it in 1916 and 1918. Meaford won it in 1929 and 1936. Elora, Guelph, Stratford and Orangeville teams also were winners.

The trophy was electroplated by the Meriden Co. of Hamilton, Ontario, but used and later kept in Owen Sound.

Collection Sporting & Recreational Equipment, 20th-c Collection
Material Metal/Silver
Dimensions H-59 Dia-33 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
Subjects Bowling balls
Search Terms St. George's Lawn Bowling Club