Drill Bit - Metal, circa 1890s Object Reg. No: HT 7822

Woodworking tool used by John Spence to make furniture for the Nicholls' home in Australia. John Spence migrated to Australia in 1923 with his nephew's family, William and Susannah Nicholls and their two children Margaret and John. In Australia the family first moved to Walwa in North Eastern Victoria, where Will was appointed as a teacher. They then moved to Pearcedale on the Mornington Peninsula, as Will was keen to try farming. The farming was unsuccessful, and both Will and Susannah returned to teaching.
Metal drill bit with three pronged head one of which is a right angles to the others.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms. Gillian Borrack, 2004
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: immigration, making do, settlement, domestic life, english immigration, brought goods, woodworking tools
Themes this item is part of: Susannah Nicholls, English Migrant, 1923, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: hand tools
Inscriptions: Impressed: CAST STEEL ROCKS & Co
Place Made: England, Great Britain, circa 1890s
User: Mr John Spence, Victoria, Australia, circa 1923-1930


Denise Gamble Posted on 10 Nov 2013 11:22 PM
It should be "Cast Steel" as that is what the tool was manufactured from.

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