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Carpenter's boxwood folding rule

Carpenter's boxwood folding rule

John Docker collection
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Folding rules
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dinner plates
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Water rat skin cape made from over 50 pelts

Water rat skin cape made from over 50 pelts

Hinchley Family collection
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Evening capes
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Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
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Schultz Tannery
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1940
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Order of Australia Lapel Badge

Order of Australia Lapel Badge

Nova Peris collection
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Medals
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Nova Peris
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Oil can with tapered spout

Oil can with tapered spout

John Docker collection
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Oil cans
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Poster captioned 'Post a card for Easter. It's such an unexpected pleasure'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Inside calipers

Inside calipers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Inside calipers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Gold medal show award from the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Royal Spring Fair 1927

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Colledge Family collection
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Medals
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1927
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Bridge Street, looking east

Bridge Street, looking east

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1849
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Kitchen knife

Kitchen knife

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Kitchen knives
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1930
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Small square crockery shard with a white glaze and brown pattern

Small square crockery shard with a white glaze and brown pat...

Doris Nash collection
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Shards
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Parkes, New South Wales, Australia
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1887
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Northern Agricultural Association 1895 'Pair of Ponies'

Northern Agricultural Association 1895 'Pair of Ponies'

David Allen medals collection
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Medals
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1895
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Masonic medal

Masonic medal

Colledge Family collection
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Whitework fine linen tray cloth

Whitework fine linen tray cloth

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1900
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Handmade white linen cross-shaped table centre with a fancywork design of daisies

Handmade white linen cross-shaped table centre with a fancyw...

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history and development'

Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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Wentworth Pastoral Agricultural & Horticultural Society 1888 'Pair Carriage Horses' McMahon

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David Allen medals collection
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Medals
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1888
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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1930
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Clothing ration card issued by the Commonwealth of Australia, 1947

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Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Ration cards
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Arncliffe, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Commonwealth of Australia
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1947
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Black and white promotional photograph of Uncle George of 2GB

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Enid Treadgold collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Radio 2GB, Sydney
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1935
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The Custom House, Sydney, 1 May 1906

The Custom House, Sydney, 1 May 1906

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1906
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Steel jaw trap for mice

Steel jaw trap for mice

Dr D Cocks collection
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Mouse traps
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Presgrove Products
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1940
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Order of Australia Ribbon Bar

Order of Australia Ribbon Bar

Nova Peris collection
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Medals
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Nova Peris
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Typed document, signed in pencil by Mr Dolega-Checinski

Typed document, signed in pencil by Mr Dolega-Checinski

Janina Dolega-Checinska collection no. 2
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Documents
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Poland
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1947
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Standard Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Standard Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Geoff Gray collection
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Measures
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London, England
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Lannon Harley
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1832
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Spirit level

Spirit level

George O Crawford collection
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Spirit levels
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George O. Crawford
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1900
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Rosary beads made by Lithuanian 18 year old student Marija Bieksaite in a Siberian Gulag, about 1946

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Ianina Maliauskene collection
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Rosary beads
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Siberia, Russia
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Miss Marija Bieksaite
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1946
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Set of glasses for the Commonwealth Parliament

Set of glasses for the Commonwealth Parliament

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Drinking glasses
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Australia Post colour poster titled

Australia Post colour poster titled "Send your love home S.A...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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Macleay River Agricultural Association 'Salt Butter 1887'

Macleay River Agricultural Association 'Salt Butter 1887'

David Allen medals collection
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Medals
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1887
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Certificate of Merit, Royal Adelaide Exhibition, 1947

Certificate of Merit, Royal Adelaide Exhibition, 1947

Nettie McColive collection
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Certificates
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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South Australian Chamber of Manufacturers
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1947
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Red metal post box on four legs

Red metal post box on four legs

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1930
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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Wiltshire brand wood taper file

Wiltshire brand wood taper file

John Docker collection
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Files (tools)
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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National Agricultural & Industrial Association of Queensland 1895 'Pair Buggy Horses'

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David Allen medals collection
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Medals
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1895
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White china bowl

White china bowl

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bowls
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Latvian natural-coloured linen waistcoat with black embroidery

Latvian natural-coloured linen waistcoat with black embroide...

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Waistcoats
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Riga, Latvia
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Mrs Guna Kinne
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1942
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KING'S CROSS, SYDNEY, N.S.W.

KING'S CROSS, SYDNEY, N.S.W.

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1947
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Franklin Square, Hobart

Franklin Square, Hobart

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1900
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Poster titled 'Post early this Christmas'

Poster titled 'Post early this Christmas'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Brown leather suitcase with 'W.H.E.' (Walter Herbert Eddison) impressed in black in the centre of the lid

Brown leather suitcase with 'W.H.E.' (Walter Herbert Eddison...

Marion Douglas and Pamela Yonge collection
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Suitcases
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Walter H. Eddison
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1913
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Bailey wood plane

Bailey wood plane

John Docker collection
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