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Ice cream container

Ice cream container

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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Green coloured cardboard menu cover with paper menu insert

Green coloured cardboard menu cover with paper menu insert

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Menus
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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Varlo brand malt dispenser with metal base, plastic container and aluminium lid

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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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H.C. Sleigh Ltd.
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Container embossed with 'Norco'

Container embossed with 'Norco'

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Ice cream container

Ice cream container

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Dayton brand white metal scales with stainless steel scoop

Dayton brand white metal scales with stainless steel scoop

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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Dayton Scale Company
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Champagne coloured aluminium serviette holder

Champagne coloured aluminium serviette holder

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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Framed sign of 'The Original BUSY BEE MILK BAR'

Framed sign of 'The Original BUSY BEE MILK BAR'

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Shop signs
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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Zion Systems Wages Book, 1966  to 1968

Zion Systems Wages Book, 1966 to 1968

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Silver plated sundae dish

Silver plated sundae dish

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Red coloured drinking glass

Red coloured drinking glass

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Account book, 1931 to 1939

Account book, 1931 to 1939

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White dinner plate with Busy Bee Cafe logo

White dinner plate with Busy Bee Cafe logo

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Tunstall, England
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The Grindley Hotel Ware Co Ltd
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Circular piece of aluminium

Circular piece of aluminium

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Kitchen equipment
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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Zion Systems Wages Book, 1962  to 1964

Zion Systems Wages Book, 1962 to 1964

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'NATISCO' ice cream scoop

'NATISCO' ice cream scoop

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Gold coloured silver plated teapot, 3/4 pint capacity

Gold coloured silver plated teapot, 3/4 pint capacity

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Silver plated and stainless steel ice-cream scoop

Silver plated and stainless steel ice-cream scoop

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Parfait spoon

Parfait spoon

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Zion Systems Wages Book, 1965 to 1966

Zion Systems Wages Book, 1965 to 1966

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Booth-style wooden cafe table with yellow laminex top formel...

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Metal sandwich press or cutter

Metal sandwich press or cutter

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Account book, 1962 to 1963

Account book, 1962 to 1963

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Silver plated sundae dish

Silver plated sundae dish

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Stainless steel cutlery holder

Stainless steel cutlery holder

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Hexagonal glass pepper shaker with black plastic lid

Hexagonal glass pepper shaker with black plastic lid

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Art Deco fan shaped mirror with clear, yellow and blue panels

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1936
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White espresso cup saucer with Busy Bee Cafe logo

White espresso cup saucer with Busy Bee Cafe logo

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Tunstall, England
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The Grindley Hotel Ware Co Ltd
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Paper serviettes printed with 'Busy Bee Cafe'

Paper serviettes printed with 'Busy Bee Cafe'

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Account book, 1962 to 1965

Account book, 1962 to 1965

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Silver plated sundae dish

Silver plated sundae dish

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Oval stainless steel platter

Oval stainless steel platter

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Grey, double sided wooden bench formerly mounted to wall

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Sign of 'FISH DINNERS'

Sign of 'FISH DINNERS'

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Pink coloured aluminium serviette holder

Pink coloured aluminium serviette holder

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Tableware
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Parfait spoon

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Hexagonal glass salt shaker with black plastic lid

Hexagonal glass salt shaker with black plastic lid

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Hand-operated meat slicer

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White coffee cup with Busy Bee Cafe logo

White coffee cup with Busy Bee Cafe logo

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Tunstall, England
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The Grindley Hotel Ware Co Ltd
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Aluminium milkshake container

Aluminium milkshake container

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Parfait spoon

Parfait spoon

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Zion Systems Wages Book, 1964 to 1965

Zion Systems Wages Book, 1964 to 1965

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Stainless steel knife

Stainless steel knife

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Haros brand hot drink dispenser

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Hot water urns
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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Round metal butter dish

Round metal butter dish

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Hacker Silverware
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Parfait spoon

Parfait spoon

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Stainless steel soup spoon

Stainless steel soup spoon

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Stainless steel tea strainer

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Round metal butter dish

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Oval stainless steel platter

Oval stainless steel platter

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Parfait spoon

Parfait spoon

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Menu order pad

Menu order pad

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Modified milk can with handles and tap at base

Modified milk can with handles and tap at base

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Silver plated oval sundae dish

Silver plated oval sundae dish

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Stainless steel tea strainer

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Sign on spindle of 'PURE FRUIT LEMON DRINK'

Sign on spindle of 'PURE FRUIT LEMON DRINK'

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Shop signs
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Round metal butter dish

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Gold coloured aluminium milkshake container

Gold coloured aluminium milkshake container

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