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Green coloured cardboard menu cover with paper menu insert

Green coloured cardboard menu cover with paper menu insert

Busy Bee Cafe collection
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Menus
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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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1939
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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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Balances
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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Dayton Scale Company
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Container embossed with 'Norco'

Container embossed with 'Norco'

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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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Ice cream container

Ice cream container

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Ice cream container

Ice cream container

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Stainless steel container used for cleaning ice-cream scoops

Stainless steel container used for cleaning ice-cream scoops

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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Silver plated sundae dish

Silver plated sundae dish

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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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Green coloured drinking glass

Green coloured drinking glass

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Stainless steel ladle, 1/2 pint capacity

Stainless steel ladle, 1/2 pint capacity

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Silver plated coffeepot, 1/2 pint capacity

Silver plated coffeepot, 1/2 pint capacity

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Silver plated oval sundae dish

Silver plated oval sundae dish

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Stainless steel knife

Stainless steel knife

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Table knives
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Stainless steel tea strainer

Stainless steel tea strainer

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Zion Systems Wages Book, 1968  to 1969

Zion Systems Wages Book, 1968 to 1969

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Round metal butter dish

Round metal butter dish

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Parfait spoon

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Zion Systems Wages Book, 1981  to 1989

Zion Systems Wages Book, 1981 to 1989

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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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Oval stainless steel platter

Oval stainless steel platter

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Platters
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Metal scoop with handle

Metal scoop with handle

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Round metal butter dish

Round metal butter dish

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Austria
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Hacker Silverware
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Wall mounted style light with torch shaped shade

Wall mounted style light with torch shaped shade

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1936
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Pink coloured aluminium milkshake container

Pink coloured aluminium milkshake container

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Handwritten menu and price list

Handwritten menu and price list

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Menus
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Wooden, art-deco style chair with brown vinyl seat

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Dining chairs
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Silver plated oval sundae dish

Silver plated oval sundae dish

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Hexagonal glass salt shaker with black plastic lid

Hexagonal glass salt shaker with black plastic lid

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Silver plated sugarbowl with handles and hinged lid

Silver plated sugarbowl with handles and hinged lid

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Sugar bowls
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Five stainless steel containers with lids, tray and ladles

Five stainless steel containers with lids, tray and ladles

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Syrup dispensers
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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Oval stainless steel platter

Oval stainless steel platter

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Platters
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Blue coloured aluminium milkshake container

Blue coloured aluminium milkshake container

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Drinking vessels
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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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Spherical clear glass 'Arnotts' biscuit jar with aluminium base

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Biscuit jars
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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Silver plated oval sundae dish

Silver plated oval sundae dish

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Account book, 1968 to 1972

Account book, 1968 to 1972

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Parfait spoon

Parfait spoon

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Spoons
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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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White dinner plate with Busy Bee Cafe logo

White dinner plate with Busy Bee Cafe logo

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Dinner plates
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Tunstall, England
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The Grindley Hotel Ware Co Ltd
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Handwritten sign of 'ORANGE FRUIT DRINK FREEZE'

Handwritten sign of 'ORANGE FRUIT DRINK FREEZE'

Busy Bee Cafe collection
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Shop signs
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Silver plated oval sundae dish

Silver plated oval sundae dish

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Menu order pad

Menu order pad

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Order books
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Zion Systems Wages Book, 1973  to 1981

Zion Systems Wages Book, 1973 to 1981

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Sign on spindle of 'ICY COLD Delicious PINEAPPLE DRINK'

Sign on spindle of 'ICY COLD Delicious PINEAPPLE DRINK'

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Shop signs
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Box of 12 teaspoons

Box of 12 teaspoons

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Teaspoons
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Sheffield, England
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Cooper Brothers and Sons Ltd
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Hexagonal glass pepper shaker with black plastic lid

Hexagonal glass pepper shaker with black plastic lid

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Parfait spoon

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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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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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Zion Systems Wages Book, 1964 to 1965

Zion Systems Wages Book, 1964 to 1965

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Parfait spoon

Parfait spoon

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Zion Systems Wages Book, 1989  to 1999

Zion Systems Wages Book, 1989 to 1999

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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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White dinner plate with Busy Bee Cafe logo

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Tunstall, England
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Metal table with yellow laminex top

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Red coloured drinking glass

Red coloured drinking glass

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Czech Republic
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Durit
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Gold coloured silver plated teapot

Gold coloured silver plated teapot

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Parfait spoon

Parfait spoon

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White dinner plate with Busy Bee Cafe logo

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Tunstall, England
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Pale gold coloured aluminium milkshake container

Pale gold coloured aluminium milkshake container

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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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