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mattress - Horse hair mattress

From the Collection of Heathcote McIvor Historical Society 19 Herriot Street Heathcote Victoria

Description
Horse hair mattress made of calico outer cover, leather buttons. dispersed over body of mattress
Size
24" wide x 65" long x 3" deep
Object Registration
35150
Keywords
horse hair mattress
Historical information
Owned by R.A. Brewster who was in the Royal Australian Navy on board HMS Kanimbla 1939-1947
Significance
The matress came into our possession through local op shop. Mr. Brewsters daughter visited the Museum and in seeing the mattress mentioned that her father had lived in Heathcote.Till then we didnit know the history of the item.
Inscriptions & Markings
Name R.A. Brewster R.A.N stamped on underside of matterss
Last updated
28 Mar 2012 at 4:20PM