Accession number: 2008.8.4
Object subtype: Competency
Date: July 7 1908
Measurements: 45 cm L x 40 cm HFrame is 5 1/2 cm
Marks/Label: ' Department of Mines Province of Nova Scotia Mining Certificate of Competency Number 433. This is to Certify that John Bisson pof Dominion No. 4 in the County of Cape Breton Nova Scotia having been examined under the provisions of Chapter 19 Revised Statutes of Nova Scotia 1900 amd Acts om amendment thereof is hereby granted a Certificate as Overman. July 7th, 1908'.
Description: Paper certificate in a brown wooden frame. Certificate is cream coloured with dark blue writing. Certificate is labelled 'Department of Mines Province of Nova Scotia' in blue scroll type. The certificate has two small oval pictures- the top picture features the Nova Scotia coat of arms with a lion and a unicorn. The second picture features four men at work in a coal mine. Three of the men are holding tools, the fourth is holding a lamp. The certificate has a round, gold coloured seal near the bottom right. The wooden frame is decorated with a spiral design.