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Eastman Kodak 'Brownie model No 2A' camera, 1930-33

This is a 'Brownie model No 2A' camera, manufactured from metal, glass, wood, textile and leather, by Eastman Kodak, USA, between 1930 and 1933. The camera comprises a rectangular box-like structure covered in blue leatherette with a blue leather strap on the top. A horizontal viewfinder is located in the top of the camera ...

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Decor BYO bottle chiller, 1986

This is an insulated wine carrier with a lid, designed to fit two wine bottles, and manufactured by Decor Corporation Australia. The removable plastic insert is designed to be filled with water and frozen. The wine cooler is manufactured from plastic with a black handle and lining.

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Three-finned 'thruster' surfboards by Energy Surfboards, 1987-80

These are two 'Energy Flyer' square tail and round tail 'thruster' (three-finned) surfboards, manufactured by Energy Surfboards, Australia, sometime between 1987 and 1988.

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National Panasonic wrist radio, c1970-72

This is an AM radio receiver in a circular bubble shape, manufactured from plastic and metal by National Panasonic, Japan. The plastic case is orange with a central hole so it can be worn on the wrist. It is thick at one side with a plastic tuning dial with numbers and speaker. There is a thin end that has a swivel joint, ...

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Oates 'All Australian Mop Bucket', 1991

This an 'All Australian Mop Bucket', manufactured from grey plastic by E D Oates Pty Ltd, Australia. The bucket is rectangular with straight sides, rounded corners, a wide flanged rim and a recessed handle incorporated into the base at one end to facilitate the pouring of used water. The carrying handle is coloured fluorescent ...

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Splayd eating utensils, 1962

These are six stainless-steel Splayd eating utensils. They were designed by William McArthur and manufactured by Stokes (Australasia) Ltd, Japan, in 1962.

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Fitpack syringe container and disposable syringes, 1991

This is a Fitpack syringe container and disposable syringes. The container is rectangular and made from matte black plastic (polypropylene). At the top is a self-hinged click-fit lid with an instructional label adhered to the inside. Unused packaged disposable syringes (partly visible) are housed within a single large compartment. ...

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AWA radiosonde atmospheric measuring instrument, 1947-48

This is a radiosonde, an atmospheric measuring instrument, manufactured from metal, cardboard, fabric and plastic by Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Ltd, New South Wales. It comprises electronic components held within a waterproofed cardboard box that has been insulated on the inside. Printed on one side of the box is ...

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Radiosonde RS80 atmospheric measuring instrument, c1998-92

This is a RS80 model radiosonde, manufactured from paper, plastic, styrofoam and metal by Vaisala Oy, Finland. It comprises a styrofoam box containing electronic components. A removable piece of foam covers the battery compartment. The styrofoam box is contained within a blue cardboard box. A metal strip containing the ...

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Eastman Kodak 'No 2C Autographic Junior' camera, 1913-16

This is a 'No 2C Autographic Junior' camera, manufactured from glass, metal and leather by Eastman Kodak, USA. The camera is rectangular in shape with rounded ends.The metal body of the camera is covered in black leather. The camera has a rectangular brown leather storage case with a leather carry strap.

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Beaded slipper uppers, c1924

This is a pair of slipper uppers, manufactured from fabric, glass, cotton and paper in Indonesia. Two deep crescent shapes have been closely beaded, one above the other, onto a stiffened fabric backing. The ground pattern consists of a small check pattern in pink and gold beads, nine in each small square. In the centre ...

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Heat pump hot water system, 2001

This is a 'Turbo Compact Eyre, 270 litre' heat pump hot water system manufactured in 2001 by Quantum Energy, Australia. The tank has a cross-section cut out of it by the manufacturer to show its internal workings while on display at an exhibition. The unit is made from steel, glass, aluminium, copper, plastic and polyurethane ...

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Sydney 2000 Olympic Games torch carried by Cathy Freeman

This is the torch that was carried by Cathy Freeman and other celebrated Australians at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. The torch is slightly arc-shaped, tapering towards the base, and it is made from shaped polished steel. A pivoting cover sleeve provides access to the fuel cylinder. The cover is made up of two shells; ...

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Photographic booth, c1930-40

This is a Mutoscope photomatic photographic booth and parts, manufactured from metal, glass, fabric, ceramic and rubber by International Mutoscope Reel Co Inc, New York City. The unit is mostly green, with white trim at the top. Signs on the front and the side of the unit read 'Your Photo / Already Framed / One Minute / ...

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Mixmaster Compact food mixer, c2002-03

This is a Mixmaster Compact food mixer with packaging and instructions, manufactured from plastic and metal by Sunbeam Corporation. It features a combined removable handmixer with separately powered stand. The food mixer has two motors (one in the removable handmixer and a second driving the rotating bowl). There are no ...

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Alex Liddy 'Chunky Melamine' outdoor dining ware, 2003

These are pieces of Alex Liddy 'Chunky Melamine' outdoor dining ware, manufactured from melamine by Housewares International Ltd, China. This collection consists of round platters, a round dinner plate, large bowl, mug, compartment platter and a set of chopsticks, in blue and white.

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Happy Baby Gummy teethers, 2004

These are two Happy Baby Gummy teethers made of medical-grade silicone and food-grade polypropylene by Sanbrook Holdings, Victoria, in 2004. Both teethers have clear semi-circular handles and a clear arc-shaped section designed to fit around a baby's gums. In between is a coloured shield. The shield of one of the teethers ...

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Wearable GPS tracking device by GPSports Systems, 2003

This is a wearable SPI10 Sports Performance Indicator GPS tracking device designed and made by GPSports Systems in Australia and Vietnam in 2003. It is yellow and black, features four black buttons down the left side, has a small screen and is labelled 'GPSPORTS / SPI10'.

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Nest highchair and prototype pieces, 2002-04

This is a Nest highchair and Nest prototype pieces, manufactured from plastic and metal by Bug Design, New South Wales, sometime between 2002 and 2004. The chair has a rotation-moulded orange polyethylene scooped-out half-shell seat. A detachable tray is supported on a column. There is also a circular pedestal base of powder-coated ...

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'Bambu' surfboard, 2001-02

This is a 'Bambu' surfboard, a rounded and standard short model with three fins. It is manufactured from polystyrene foam, bamboo veneer and epoxy resin by Mei Yap Gordon and Shale Gordon in Byron Bay, New South Wales.