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Neoz V4 cordless lamps, 2006

These are six Neoz V4 cordless lamps with accessories. The accessories include base stations and extenders, chargers, power cords with plugs and a battery pack containing lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. The lamps were manufactured from glass, plastic and metal by NEOZ Pty Ltd, Sydney, in 2006. The 'Owl 1' lamp has a ...

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Telstra T1000C rental telephone, 2003-04

This is a Telstra T1000C rental telephone manufactured by Thomson Telecom Australia between 2003 and 2004. The grey plastic-and-metal telephone features blue push buttons and a spiral cord. There is an LCD screen in the upper right corner above the push buttons. Product information is stamped on the back (not shown).

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Key tags, 2005

These are six oval-shaped Marbig plastic key tags with metal split rings, manufactured by ACCO Australia, New South Wales. Each tag is made from coloured plastic: blue, green, red, orange, yellow and clear. Inside each key tag is a paper label.

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Southern gastric brooding frog

This is a colour photograph of a preserved southern gastric brooding frog ('Rheobatrachus silus'). It is a museum specimen viewed from the front.

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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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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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Sunbeam Café-series four-slice toaster, 2004

This is a stainless-steel and die-castmetal Sunbeam Café-series toaster manufactured by Sunbeam Corporation, China, in 2004. At the top are four wide bread slots. On one of the long sides, there are two levers and two browning knobs with numbers from one to six printed on them. There are also two pairs of buttons labelled ...

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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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FCS H-2 surfboard fins, 2004

These are three silver surfboard fins manufactured from mixed materials by Surf Hardware International, Talon Technologies and Metro Solutions in 2004. The fins feature the text 'FCS H-2' printed in black. They are displayed with their silver metal storage box, which also features the text 'FCS', and with a small key used ...

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TPS-L2 Sony Walkman and case, 1979

This is a model TPS-L2 Sony Walkman portable audio-cassette player and case, manufactured from metal, plastic, fabric and electronic components by Sony Corporation, Japan, in 1979. Controls are situated along the top and right side of the Walkman, and the front flips open to reveal the tape-playing mechanism. There is a ...

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Victa Mustang lawnmower with Eco Torque engine, 2007

This is a 2007 Victa Mustang lawnmower. It has a grey alloy chassis and a black-and-grey plastic catcher. 'VICTA' is embossed in black on each side of the catcher and in between the front wheels. The mower is operated by a Victa VEX60 two-stroke Eco Torque petrol engine. The engine cover is black-and-red plastic. The mower ...

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Baw Baw frog

This is a colour photograph of a preserved Baw Baw frog ('Philoria frosti'). It is a museum specimen preserved in a transparent container. Museum cataloguing labels are visible.

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Design plays a fundamental role in everyday life by taking ideas and translating them into physical form. Objects that are consumed, used or interacted with have all been through a design process in one way or another. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) website examines the concept of design through a series of iconic and ...

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Harlequin dessert plate, 1930-34

This is a Harlequin dessert plate made from formaldehyde resin powder by Australian Moulding Corporation / Moulded Products (Australasia) sometime between 1930 and 1934. It has a mottled orange, red, blue and yellow surface.

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Kambrook 'Axis' electric kettle, 1996

This is a grey and white plastic cylindrical 'Axis' cordless kettle on a detachable base, with handle and detachable lid. The base has a power cord for connecting to a wall socket. It was manufactured from plastic and metal by Kambrook, Melbourne. On the side of the kettle is the word 'Axis' in a red oval-shaped logo.

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Cox Stockman lawn tractor, 2005

This is a red and grey Cox Stockman 2005 ride-on lawn mower, manufactured from mixed materials by Cox Industries (Australia) Pty Ltd, Queensland. It features four black rubber tyres, an internal steel chassis, front-mounted engine, mid-mounted seat and driver control area and rear-drive axle. The external body is made mostly ...

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Sunbeam Mixmaster MX001, 1987

This is a Sunbeam Mixmaster MX001 manufactured by Sunbeam Corporation in Australia in 1987. It comprises a white moulded plastic stand, a leverable arm, a black plastic detachable turntable, a heat-resistant glass mixing bowl, a square chrome-plated beater and an oval chrome-plated beater. Other accessories in the set, ...

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Prototype for electronic payment terminal, c2002

This is a prototype form of an Ingenico electronic payment terminal, manufactured from plastic photopolymer by Design+Industry, New South Wales. It comprises a number of translucent white separate parts that slide together. Some parts have been modified by hand using putty, or annotated using pencil, pen or marker. The ...

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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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Victa Razor lawnmower, 2004

These is a 2004 Victa Razor lawnmower with a Victa VSX160 two-stroke petrol engine. The lawnmower has an alloy chassis and a blue plastic catcher with grey-and-black trim. 'VICTA' is printed in black on each side of the catcher and printed in grey between the front wheels.