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Oertling 62FM beam balance

Oertling 62FM beam balance

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Beam balances
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England
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L Oertling Ltd
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1930
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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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1980
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Rectangular enamelled metal sign

Rectangular enamelled metal sign "Post Office"

Australia Post Historical collection
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1980
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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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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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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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Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

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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1920
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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and

Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and "EIIR" in gold le...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
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Poster captioned 'Remember her on Mother's Day. She remembers you. Post a card for May 13'

Poster captioned 'Remember her on Mother's Day. She remember...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Ink bottle

Ink bottle

Les Robertson collection
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Ink bottles
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Rectangular aluminium sign with

Rectangular aluminium sign with "Canberra City Postcode 2601...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23rd December'

Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23...

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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1948
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Rectangular red wooden post box with a sloped top, for newspapers and packets

Rectangular red wooden post box with a sloped top, for newsp...

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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1939
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White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Australia, inaugural flight, Boeing 707 Jet Service, Sydney-Honolulu, 29 July 1959, QANTAS Empire Airways'

White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Aust...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australia Post
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1959
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Colour display card, titled, 'Moving pictures, Pictorial pre-stamped postcards to get your message moving, $2.50 a pack of six'

Colour display card, titled, 'Moving pictures, Pictorial pre...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Display cards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australia Post
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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and

Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and "EIIR" in gold le...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
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White looseleaf cardboard page titled

White looseleaf cardboard page titled "Display hints"

Australia Post Historical collection
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Instructional documents
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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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Red metal pillar box with arched top

Red metal pillar box with arched top

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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W Taylor Paragon Foundry Pyrmont
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1912
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Australia Post three-piece cardboard mobile 'Beautiful birds of Australia ...'

Australia Post three-piece cardboard mobile 'Beautiful birds...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Mobiles
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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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Rectangular aluminium sign with a wooden backing and

Rectangular aluminium sign with a wooden backing and "Canber...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1981
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23rd December'

Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1948
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"Agent for Commonwealth Savings Bank"

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising signs
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New South Wales, Australia
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Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia
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Four-ounce weight

Australia Post Historical collection
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Weights
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Metal nib

Australia Post Historical collection
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Nibs
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1959
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Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital to the development of Australian industries'

Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital ...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Half-ounce weight

Australia Post Historical collection
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Weights
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Instructions for the guidance of Allowance Postmasters at no...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Instruction books
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1914
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Set of brass scales attached to a black wooden base with fou...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Beam balances
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One-pound weight

Australia Post Historical collection
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Beam balance

Beam balance

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Beam balances
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One-ounce weight

Australia Post Historical collection
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Two-ounce weight

Australia Post Historical collection
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Handbook of instructions for the guidance of Postmasters in ...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Instruction books
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Department of Defence
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1962
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Nib pen

Australia Post Historical collection
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Pens
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London, England
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Perry & Co
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1959
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Varnished cedar balloon-backed chair, made for the Postmaste...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Chairs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1873
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Rectangular brass plate with rounded edges and two screw hol...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Components
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Handbook of instructions for the guidance of Postmasters in the payment of age and invalid pensions...

Handbook of instructions for the guidance of Postmasters in ...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Instruction books
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Commonwealth of Australia Repatriation Commission
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1945
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Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

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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1920
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Eight-ounce weight

Australia Post Historical collection
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Weights
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Varnished cedar balloon-backed chair, made for the Postmaste...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Chairs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1873
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Varnished cedar balloon-backed chair, made for the Postmaste...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Chairs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1873
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Sodeco SL11 red painted metal stamp dispenser

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postal equipment
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Societe des Computeurs de Geneva
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1970
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Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people of all nations'

Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people o...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Griffin and Tatlock beam balance

Griffin and Tatlock beam balance

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Beam balances
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Griffin and Tatlock
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Set of four skeleton keys from cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

Set of four skeleton keys from cylindrical red painted metal...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Keys
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Varnished dark wooden writing desk with sloping top

Australia Post Historical collection
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Writing desks
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1874
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Beam balance

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Set of banjo shaped Chinese scales used for weighing gold and herbs, Ballarat

Set of banjo shaped Chinese scales used for weighing gold an...

Victorian Goldfields collection no. 1
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Beam balances
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Four-ounce weight

Australia Post Historical collection
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Weights
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Beige and brown rectangular postage stamp dispenser with a g...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postal equipment
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Postmaster General's Department
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1940
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Two Royal Mail brass keys for the stamp dispenser

Australia Post Historical collection
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Keys
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Postmaster General's Department
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1940
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H.B. Selby beam balance

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Beam balances
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H.B. Selby & Co Pty Ltd
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Nib pen

Australia Post Historical collection
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Pens
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London, England
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Perry & Co
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1959
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Instructional leaflet "Display Kit 29"

Australia Post Historical collection
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Instructional documents
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1982
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Ceramic ink bottle

Ceramic ink bottle

William and Jeanette Derham Family - Bendigo Pottery collection
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Ink bottles
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1879
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