Many years ago, my brother gave me this old beer pump cover – heaven knows where he got it. Since then it has decorated shelves at various places and in the most recent house graced the top of the corner cabinet that used to belong to my Grandad. When we were packing up, it didn’t look like we’d be able to take the cabinet with us but would need to leave it as a fixture (or would it be a fitting?) and there would be very little space for random ornamentation, so the Gauntlet left our collection.
Two days later, I came back to get the house letting-ready and took the corner cabinet back south with me, where it now resides with no Gauntlet-topper, looking more impressive but less fun.