Black wooden mantle clock with pendulum bob made in the U.S.A by the Sessions Clock Company. Mounted on ornate metal feet and decorated with four columns supporting Gothic arches with torch like ornamentation between them and an ornate handle on each end. Round white enamel dial with black numerals and hands, and a brass bezel with convex glass. Eight day running with gong strike on the hour and half hour. A brass plaque on the front reads “Presented to Mr. P. Cooper by his fellow employees of the Water Commission Bendigo on his retirement 30.6.1926.”
Advocate (Melbourne, Vic. : 1868 – 1954) Wednesday 23 August 1944 p 22 Article
An old and respected resident of Golden Square, Mr. Patrick Cooper, passed away recently.
For 50 years Mr. Cooper was employed with the Water Commission, and for 38 years he was water bailiff. He retired 18 years ago.
He was a native of Crusoe, and had lived in the district all his life. Sympathy is felt for his daughter, Miss Lucy Cooper, in her loss. His wife, Mrs. Mary Cooper, one daughter, Theresa (Sister Mary Borgia) and son, Roy, pre-deceased him.
The funeral took place to the Kangaroo Flat Cemetery and was largely attended. The burial service was read by Rev. P. O’Connor.