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Instruction and Recipe Book for pressure cooker made by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation

1992.0080.0002

Instruction and Recipe Book for pressure cooker made by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation

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Physical description

Paper-covered pamphlet titled 'C.A.C. / PRESSURE COOKER / MANUFACTURED BY / COMMONWEALTH AIRCRAFT CORPORATION PTY LTD / MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA / INSTRUCTIONS AND RECIPES. The pamphlet has a green cover with a picture of an aluminium lidded pot-type cooker superimposed on an orange circle.

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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