Culture and heritage


Cuff links and tie pins, 1970s

The well-dressed office workers and executives of the Prospect County Council could be identified by a variety of accoutrements that could be worn at work. The use of tea spoons, cuff links, tie pins, lapel badges, broaches and similar devices clearly showed customers and other people that they were dealing with an officer of the council. Unlike the MWSDB, Prospect County Council used the full achievement of its coat of arms on these devices rather than the simpler badge illustrated in the centre of the Letters Patent.

These cuff links and tie pins were made by Perfection Souvenirs / Perfection Place Pty Ltd, although it is not certain when they were made.

Some questions to research:

  1. What would be some of the benefits to the county council of having its staff wear representations of its Arms?
  2. What would be some of the advantages and disadvantages of using the full coat of arms in this way rather than a simpler badge?

Image source: Nathanael Hughes, 11th October 2006

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