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Tools, Set Square steel x2, Stanley c1900

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

Description
2x Steel Set Squares a) 15cm (6") with wood handle b) 19cm (7") with a slotted steel handle.
Size
a) L5.4cx 4;wood handle9.5x4 ; b)L19 x3.5, slotted 13x4
Object Registration
01397
Keywords
set squares, rulers, builders, trigonometry, mathematics, stanley tools pty ltd., bolts, hinges, hardware, early settlers, market gardeners, blacksmiths, tools, building equipment, hammers, moorabbin shire, bentleigh, mckinnon, highett, cheltenham,mcewan james pty ltd, melbourne, bunnings pty ltd,
Historical information
In 1843, Frederick Stanley, started a small shop in New Britain, USA, to manufacture bolts, hinges, and other hardware from wrought iron. 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 . As manufacturing developed late 19thC high quality tools were imported from UK, USA and Europe
When Made
c1900
Significance
These set squares are typical of the type used by early settlers in Moorabbin Shire c1900
Inscriptions & Markings
a) STANLEY Pat 12-29-96
Last updated
9 Aug 2020 at 10:36PM