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Gumboots - Rubber, Bata, 'Jobmaster', Black Object Reg. No: SH 930848

Summary:
Pair of mid-calf Bata brand 'Jobmaster' saftey gumboots. Donated to the Museum by Myles Welan after his scrap metal merchant and demolition company, Whelan the Wrecker, went into receivership in 1991.
Description:
Black rubber 'safety toe' Bata work boots. Mid-calf length, moulded from a single piece of rubber but with raised 'seams' where a leather boot might be sewn.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Myles Whelan, 1991
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 30.00 cm (Height), 11.50 cm (Width), 32.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: occupational health safety, working life, protective clothing safety wear
Themes this item is part of: Whelan the Wrecker Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Male
Tertiary Classification: footwear
Inscriptions: Raised, on outer side at top of each boot, "SAFETY TOE", "BATA", "JOBMASTER".
User (Probable): Whelan the Wrecker
References: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/history/hindsight/stories/s1609089.htm

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