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Gibb key

Gibb key

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Dressing implements

Dressing implements

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Key way measuring tool

Key way measuring tool

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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V-block and clamp

V-block and clamp

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Angle measuring piece

Angle measuring piece

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Hone

Hone

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Metal scriber

Metal scriber

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Surface plate

Surface plate

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Alfred Ross
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Metal implement, consisting of a cylinder opening to a curved spade shape at one end

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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V-block and cramp

V-block and cramp

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Metal dibber

Metal dibber

Marion Flanigan collection
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Metal one-handed hole punch

Metal one-handed hole punch

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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Slip gauge

Slip gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Small round abalone shell used by artists to scrape and incise possum skins

Small round abalone shell used by artists to scrape and inci...

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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2002
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Assorted collection of shell pieces- tools used by artists for incising designs on possum skins

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Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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2002
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Hole gauge attachment

Hole gauge attachment

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Four short metal cylinders

Four short metal cylinders

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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27 machine setting pieces

27 machine setting pieces

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Cobbler's tool

Cobbler's tool

Hilda Creager collection no. 1
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Metal fabricator made from a length of metal rod

Metal fabricator made from a length of metal rod

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Derby, Western Australia, Australia
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1927
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Metal grooving tool

Metal grooving tool

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Alfred Ross
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Necklace making kit

Necklace making kit

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Lola Greeno collection
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Tasmania, Australia
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Rex Greeno
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Gauge block attachment

Gauge block attachment

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Alfred Ross
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Metal broaching tool and a semi-circular shaped blade

Metal broaching tool and a semi-circular shaped blade

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Setting stone

Setting stone

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Counter sink

Counter sink

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Alfred Ross
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Slip block

Slip block

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Alfred Ross
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Hand made water heating tool

Hand made water heating tool

Ron Bell collection
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Counter sink

Counter sink

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Alfred Ross
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Key way measuring tool

Key way measuring tool

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Radius gauge set

Radius gauge set

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Doily maker

Doily maker

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Metal tool with tapered tip

Metal tool with tapered tip

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Dressing implement

Dressing implement

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Pincers for taffy

Pincers for taffy

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Rotary burr

Rotary burr

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Alfred Ross
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Bone implement

Bone implement

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Rotary burr

Rotary burr

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Stick used to pierce cloth

Stick used to pierce cloth

Eileen Morgan collection
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Eileen Morgan
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1993
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Rotary burr

Rotary burr

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Counter sink

Counter sink

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Alfred Ross
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Knob

Knob

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Right angle measuring block

Right angle measuring block

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Capstan head

Capstan head

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Precision ground flat stock gauge setting piece

Precision ground flat stock gauge setting piece

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Alfred Ross
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Concreting screed

Concreting screed

Phillip Porta collection
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Metal tool with tapered tip

Metal tool with tapered tip

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tapa beater

Tapa beater

JC Le Souef collection
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Black textured-vinyl covered timber case containing a metal depth micrometer and a small spanner

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Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Bore depth gauge and box

Bore depth gauge and box

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Set of eleven metal reamers

Set of eleven metal reamers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Metal scriber

Metal scriber

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Alfred Ross
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Dressing implement

Dressing implement

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Spring loaded tool

Spring loaded tool

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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A wire bending tool

A wire bending tool

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Rock used as a hammer

Rock used as a hammer

Eileen Morgan collection
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Wallaga Lake, New South Wales, Australia
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Eileen Morgan
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1993
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Iron bottle jack

Iron bottle jack

Hilda Creager collection no. 1
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Metal attachment for a measuring device

Metal attachment for a measuring device

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Steel scribing block

Steel scribing block

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Bore depth gauge and box

Bore depth gauge and box

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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