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Miniature - miniature lifebelt or life preserver

From the Collection of Mission to Seafarers Victoria 717 Flinders Street Docklands Victoria

Description
small red painted and white corded lifebelt with inscription in black paint.
Size
10 cm diam
Object Registration
1984
Keywords
lifebelt, life preserver, miniature models
Historical information
Presented to MTSV by seafarer Bosun Tomovs from the vessel Ïrongate"registered in Monrovia Bugaria who created this memento miniature and presented it to Chief Manager Sue Dight, on the occasion of his visit to the MTSV, Melbourne.
Significance
The seafarer who created this object has presented similar objects to Missions to Seamen wherever he has come ashore and used the services. The object forms a connection through the creator with the Mission network across the globe.It is also a representative sample of creativity aboard ship.
Inscriptions & Markings
side a) In Upper Case stencil: " IRONGATE / MONROVIA "
Side b) handwritten in black ink: "04.09.2018 / BSN TOMOVS / BULGARIA"
Last updated
4 Dec 2018 at 5:13PM