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Angle measuring piece


Angle measuring piece

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Physical description

An angle measuring piece, consisting of a black plastic coated metal guide with two legs and adjusting knob and an adjustable angle gauge. The gauge angles are 45 degrees at one end and 90 degrees at the other. The angle piece is engraved with the names "A. G. ROSS" and "R. Stanley / Adelaide".

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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