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Ice cream container

Ice cream container

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Ice cream container

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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Container embossed with 'Norco'

Container embossed with 'Norco'

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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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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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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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1939
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Stainless steel knife

Stainless steel knife

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Table knives
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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Aluminium milkshake container

Aluminium milkshake container

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Zion Systems Wages Book, 1969  to 1971

Zion Systems Wages Book, 1969 to 1971

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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Silver plated and stainless steel ice-cream scoop

Silver plated and stainless steel ice-cream scoop

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White side plate with Busy Bee Cafe logo

White side 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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Silver plated coffeepot, 1/2 pint capacity

Silver plated coffeepot, 1/2 pint capacity

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Yellow coloured drinking glass

Yellow coloured drinking glass

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Semicircular glass light shade with corrugated design and wo...

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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Stephen Varvaressos
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Oval stainless steel platter

Oval stainless steel platter

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Silver plated sundae dish

Silver plated sundae dish

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Handwritten menu and price list

Handwritten menu and price list

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'NATISCO' ice cream scoop

'NATISCO' ice cream scoop

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Oval stainless steel platter

Oval stainless steel platter

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Zion Systems Wages Book, 1981  to 1989

Zion Systems Wages Book, 1981 to 1989

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Manual for National brand cash register, 14 May 1959

Manual for National brand cash register, 14 May 1959

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Instruction books
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National Cash Register Company
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1959
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Parfait spoon

Parfait spoon

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Brown coloured plastic menu cover with menu inserted, post and pre 1966

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Mirror of 'BUSY BEE PETERS ICE CREAM'

Mirror of 'BUSY BEE PETERS ICE CREAM'

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Advertising mirrors
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Silver plated sundae dish

Silver plated sundae dish

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Account book, 1977 to 1982

Account book, 1977 to 1982

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Orange coloured aluminium milkshake container

Orange coloured aluminium milkshake container

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Stainless steel fork

Stainless steel fork

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Wooden, art-deco style chair with brown vinyl seat

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Peters & Co. order book with Busy Bee Cafe logo

Peters & Co. order book with Busy Bee Cafe logo

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White teacup saucer with Busy Bee Cafe logo

White teacup saucer with Busy Bee Cafe logo

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Saucers
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Tunstall, England
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The Grindley Hotel Ware Co Ltd
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Blue coloured aluminium milkshake container

Blue coloured aluminium milkshake container

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Instruction card for Haros brand hot drink dispenser

Instruction card for Haros brand hot drink dispenser

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Instruction leaflets
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Haros Boilers
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Round metal butter dish

Round metal butter dish

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Hacker Silverware
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Double-sided sign of 'FISH DINNERS'

Double-sided sign of 'FISH DINNERS'

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Shop signs
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Zion Systems Wages Book, 1973  to 1981

Zion Systems Wages Book, 1973 to 1981

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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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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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Booth-style wooden cafe table with yellow laminex top formel...

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Tables
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White teacup saucer with Busy Bee Cafe logo

White teacup 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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Account book, 1982 to 1985

Account book, 1982 to 1985

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Silver plated straw dispenser

Silver plated straw dispenser

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Grey, double sided wooden bench formerly mounted to wall

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Stainless steel fork

Stainless steel fork

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Metal sandwich press or cutter

Metal sandwich press or cutter

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Silver plated oval sundae dish

Silver plated oval sundae dish

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Gold coloured silver plated teapot

Gold coloured silver plated teapot

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White teacup 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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Pink coloured aluminium serviette holder

Pink coloured aluminium serviette holder

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Wooden, art-deco style chair with brown vinyl seat

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Gold coloured aluminium milkshake container

Gold coloured aluminium milkshake container

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

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Side plates
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Tunstall, England
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The Grindley Hotel Ware Co Ltd
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Account book, 1982 to 1987

Account book, 1982 to 1987

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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Stainless steel fork

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Grey, double sided wooden bench formerly mounted to wall

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Hand-operated meat slicer

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Parfait spoon

Parfait spoon

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Handwritten sign of 'ORANGE FRUIT DRINK FREEZE'

Handwritten sign of 'ORANGE FRUIT DRINK FREEZE'

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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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Red coloured aluminium serviette holder

Red coloured aluminium serviette holder

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Silver plated oval sundae dish

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