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Tools, Pliers, adjustable locking 20thC

From the Collection of City of Moorabbin Historical Society (Operating the Box Cottage Museum) Joyce Park Jasper Road Ormond Victoria

Description
Steel adjustable locking pliers c1900 with lion head vise, and spring loaded multi grip
Size
L20cm x W5cm; Blade 5cm x 1cm
Object Registration
01388
Keywords
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Historical information
These multi function pliers were imported and used in Moorabbin Shire Many tools were imported by early settlers and also among the early settlers in Moorabbin Shire were blacksmiths who made tools for the other settlers who were establishing the homes, market gardens, farms, orchards and various businesses. Early settlers were self reliant and repaired their own equipment for kitchen,dairy, farm, horses, carts using various tools .
When Made
c1900
Significance
This pair of multi purpose pliers is typical of the type used by early settlers in Moorabbin Shire c1900

Inscriptions & Markings
FOREIGN
Last updated
6 Aug 2020 at 10:19PM