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Aluminium pressure cooker made by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation

1992.0080.0001

Aluminium pressure cooker made by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation

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Physical description

A metal pressure cooker manufactured by Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation Australia. The pressure cooker consists of a base with a protruding black handle, a lid which clicks into place on top of the base, and a metal insert. The lid feaures a pressure mechanism with a knob on top and a clear view hole, and also has a black handle.

Statement of significance

This collection comprises a pressure cooker, made by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation, and accompanying instruction booklet bought by Mrs Glenn in Sale, Victoria, just after the Second World War.

The Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation, located at Fishermans Bend, Melbourne, was formed in 1936 and was the first company to mass-produce aircraft in Australia, beginning with the Wirraway. Following the end of the Second World War in 1945, government orders for military aircraft were heavily cut and the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation turned to the production of aircraft parts and domestic goods, such as furniture, bathtubs and pressure cookers.

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