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Old London bridge granite paperweight (vintage souvenir)

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OLD LONDON BRIDGE GRANITE VINTAGE SOUVENIR PAPERWEIGHT

Souvenir paperweight of granite taken from the former London Bridge that was re-erected in Arizona in 1971

In 1831 a new London Bridge made of Dartmoor granite was constructed to replace a previous bridge which had been in place for 600 years. In 1967 this bridge, in turn, was replaced with the present bridge. The old granite bridge was bought by an American entrepreneur, dismantled and shipped to Arizona where it has become a tourist attraction, finally opening in 1971.
  
This unusual item is a souvenir of that event and dates from the late 1960s. It is a piece of the old bridge in the shape of a pyramid and mounted on a wooden base with a brass plaque.

The granite for the bridge came from the Princetown and Haytor quarries on Dartmoor. It is a coarse-grained biotite granite dating from the Permian period, about 280 million years ago.

​​​​​​​A fascinating historical item.

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Size: 10.5 x 10.5 x 7 centimetres
Weight: 409 grams

PRICE: £29.00
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Old London bridge granite paperweight (vintage souvenir)
Old London bridge granite paperweight (vintage souvenir) Old London bridge granite paperweight (vintage souvenir) Old London bridge granite paperweight (vintage souvenir) Old London bridge granite paperweight (vintage souvenir)