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From the Collection of Parks Victoria - Mount Buffalo Chalet Mount Buffalo Road Mount Buffalo National Park Mt Buffalo Victoria

Description
Electroplated silver drinking straw container. Tube shape. Moulded circular base with matching lid with central post which can be pulled up to reveal drinking straws resting on it.
Size
H 31cm x Dia 10.5cm
Object Registration
MBC 0099
Historical information
Straw container, original to the Cafe, which supplied afternoon teas and suppers to casual visitors and Chalet guests. Spiders and milkshakes were popular with yung guests after evening tournaments, films and concerts.
'When the Victorian railways took over managemen of the Chalet from 1 october 1924, they ran their dining room and cafe in similar fashion to the dining cars on their trains and refreshment rooms on their stations, using the same ceramic hotel-ware and electro plated nickel silverware (EPNS), all made to order items that are clearly idenitified by the distinctive 'VR' monogram. The Chalet retains a good selection of of the diverse range of EPNS item formerly used in the dining room..- which in all theoir variety and function help to interpret the dining room protocols of the 'tourist house' and the service provied by the Victorian Railways refreshment and Services Branch. Many of the items were manufactured by by Stoke & Sons of Melbourne (est. 1856.' (Pg 103. Historica)
Significance
Listed in Draft Inventory of Significant Collection items. Appendix A.3.Tableware. (Pg 166 Historica).
Inscriptions & Markings
On front, "VR / Straws" Also silver stamp on base and inscription;"Parmount / plate / best / EP A1 NS / quality / warranted / hardsoldered / K. G. LUKE / MELB / 6889"
Last updated
30 Jul 2018 at 10:29AM