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Writing Slate - Slate Board

From the Collection of Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre) Federation University Australia, Mt Helen Campus Federation University Australia E.J. Barker Library (top floor) Mount Helen Victoria

Description
Two slate boards. The slate, commonly used in schools, is housed in a timber frame and was used for drawing and writing with a special slate pencil.
(.1) lines marked on slate.
Size
21.5 x 16.7 cm
Object Registration
03369
Keywords
school, education, teaching, slate, black board, mary cook
Historical information
The National School Slate Co. was started in 1847 and was a world importer of slate. They made chalk boards and pencils in Slatington, Pennsylvania
Made By
National School Slate Co. (Maker)
Inscriptions & Markings
.1) has 'Mary Cook' written on top in pencil
Last updated
23 Oct 2019 at 9:52AM