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Composing rule

Composing rule

Les Robertson collection
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Rulers
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Food stirer

Food stirer

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Kitchenware
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Mavis Bridle
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1930
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Metal tray

Metal tray

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Trays
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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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Spirit Islands

Spirit Islands

John Calaby collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1940
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Toy dustpan brush

Toy dustpan brush

Bridge Family collection no. 1
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Cleaning toys
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Mrs Helen Jensma
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1950
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Small cream coiled open weave plastic 'crinoline' hat

Small cream coiled open weave plastic 'crinoline' hat

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Hats
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1940
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Bernly Private Hotel Springfield Avenue Kings Cross

Bernly Private Hotel Springfield Avenue Kings Cross

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ramsay Photo Works Pty Ltd
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1950
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Surfing Australia

Surfing Australia

Australian National Travel Association collection
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Posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Australian National Travel Association
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1930
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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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'Romanslide' brand manually-operated projector for slides or film strips

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Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Projectors
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Japan
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Sanyo
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1950
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Medicine jar

Medicine jar

Anne Girard collection
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Jars
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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ACI
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1934
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Embroidered table centre showing delicate richelieu cutwork

Embroidered table centre showing delicate richelieu cutwork

Myrtle Wilson collection
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Table linen
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Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Elliot
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1943
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Abstract design from Ernabella

Abstract design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Pastel drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nantamurunya
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1951
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Map of the West Kimberley fitted into a timber pelmet

Map of the West Kimberley fitted into a timber pelmet

Emanuel Family collection
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Maps
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Western Australia, Australia
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Lands & Surveys Department, Western Australia
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1901
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Munyang road in winter

Munyang road in winter

Snowy Scheme - Christine Filiamundi collection
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Photographs
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Munyang, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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John P. Williamson
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1953
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U.N. Decade for Women 1976-1985

U.N. Decade for Women 1976-1985

Union of Australian Women collection
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Commemorative badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Bread Knife

Bread Knife

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bread knives
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Sheffield, England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1930
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Sauce Dispenser

Sauce Dispenser

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dispensers
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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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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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Centrallising anvil

Centrallising anvil

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Anvils
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Monocular microscope used for the scientific study of algae by phycologist Valerie May

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Valerie Jones collection
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Microscopes
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Valerie May
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1940
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Taylors Beach Vaucluse NSW

Taylors Beach Vaucluse NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ramsay Photo Works Pty Ltd
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1950
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Odette O'Neill collection
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Spearthrowers
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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The solemn 'uns

The solemn 'uns

Stuart Peterson collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Archibald S. Peterson
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1943
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Objects to accompany an Underwood typewriter

Objects to accompany an Underwood typewriter

Helen Mason collection
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Typewriter accessories
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United States of America
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Stott & Underwood Ltd
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1927
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Saw-setting tool

Saw-setting tool

Phillip Porta collection
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Saw-setting tools
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Adelong, New South Wales, Australia
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John H. Gillman
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1850
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Electric light globe

Electric light globe

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Electric light globes
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United Kingdom
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General Electric Company
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1940
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UAW. Union of Aust. Women

UAW. Union of Aust. Women

Union of Australian Women collection
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Union badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Dolly clothes peg

Dolly clothes peg

Margaret Heap 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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1950
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Souvenir rectangle of bronze-coloured metal with a hole drilled in one corner and three Japanese characters stamped into one side

Souvenir rectangle of bronze-coloured metal with a hole dril...

Enid Treadgold collection
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Commemorative objects
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Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Royal Australian Navy
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1942
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Head ornament

Head ornament

JW Lindo collection
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Headwear
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Kaparlgoo, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1935
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Portable folding bookmaker's board, which was used by Ted Eastman in Melbourne

Portable folding bookmaker's board, which was used by Ted Ea...

Ian Charles Tongue collection
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Gambling equipment
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Victoria, Australia
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Ted Eastman
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1930
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To meet the visiting Journalists from the United Kingdom...

To meet the visiting Journalists from the United Kingdom...

Betty Hall collection
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Invitations
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr H L. Napthali
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1943
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The First Australian's Second Book

The First Australian's Second Book

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Booklets
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Geraldine Mackenzie
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1951
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Scout's 2nd Cords badge certificate

Scout's 2nd Cords badge certificate

Barry Williams collection
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Certificates
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Barry Williams
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1946
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QSL card from VK5 TR

QSL card from VK5 TR

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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QSL cards
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South Australia, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1936
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Scout's Tenderfoot Test Card

Scout's Tenderfoot Test Card

Barry Williams collection
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Cards
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Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Barry Williams
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1942
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Square orange cushion

Square orange cushion

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Cushions
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1930
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Iron stand

Iron stand

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Stands
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1920
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Dial gauge