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Folding knife blade

2001.0034.0001.049

Folding knife blade

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Physical description

A metal, folding blade, rectangular in shape, with a sharp tapered point at one end. The knife features a contoured grip, painted red and a honed edge along the base edge. The knife is engraved with the name "A.G. ROSS".

Statement of significance

This timber and canvas toolbox and associated tools belonged to Alfred Ross who worked with the Government Ordnance Factory in Maribyrong from 1933 until his death in 1979. The Maribyrnong Defence Explosives factory complex which includes the Ordnance Factory has been placed on the Register of the National Estate.

The Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection makes an important contribution to the documentation of industrial Australia, particularly to the role of a federal government agency in the industrial development of Australia during wartime and peacetime.

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