Sir John William Pratt George V John Peck Red Morocco Leather Despatch Box SOLD
Sir John William Pratt George V John Peck Red Morocco Leather Despatch Box
JOHN PECK & SON 7 NELSON SQUARE SOUTHWARK S.E.1. Manufacturers to H. M. Stationery Office
It comprises of the royal insignia of King George V mark with a flush carrying handle to the centre lid and another on the side. Photos are still inside of the original owner Sir John William Pratt with his details below. Comes with fully functioning lock and key.
Made by makers John Peck & Son’s Nelson Square Southwark Manufacturers to H. M. Stationery Office. This particular example is a full size red Moroccan leather box for Sir John William Pratt. He was a a Scottish Liberal politician (9 September 1873 – 27 October 1952).
Pratt was Warden of Glasgow University Settlement, 1902–12 and was a Member of Glasgow Town Council, 1906. At the start of his political career he was a Fabian.
Pratt entered Parliament for Linlithgowshire in a 1913 by-election, a seat he held until 1918, and then represented Glasgow Cathcart until 1922. He served in the coalition government of David Lloyd George as a Junior Lord of the Treasury from 1916 to 1919 and as Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health for Scotland from 1919 to 1922. He was knighted in the 1922 Dissolution Honours.
Pratt did not contest the general election of the same year. At the 1923 General election he sought a return to parliament but failed to re-gain Dundee for the Liberals. He then contested the 1924 Glasgow Kelvingrove by-election without success. He did not contest the 1924 General Election. At the 1929 General Election, he stood for the Liberals at Sunderland without success. At the 1931 General Election, he stood for the New Party at Manchester Hulme, again without success.
Pratt died in October 1952, aged 79.
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Leather and brass
Reference number; 6868
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USA, Australia and New Zealand £32
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Returned within 14 days of purchase in the same condition and a full refund will be given.