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Ashtray - Copper, circa 1950s Object Reg. No: HT 18975

Summary:
Copper ashtray, made by Bill Boyd in the 1950s. The William Boyd Childhood Collection includes most of the childhood possessions of William (Bill) Boyd, who was born in 1947 and raised in the Victorian town of Maryborough. Kept by Lillian Boyd (Bill's mother) for decades, upon her death the Collection was donated by Bill to the former Museum of Childhood at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. When the Museum of Childhood closed it was transferred to Museum Victoria.
Description:
Copper ashtray. Shallow bowl with 3 rests for butts welded into edge. Whole welded to inverted bowl of 1/3 size. Probable high school metalwork project.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Edith Cowan University Museum of Childhood, 2008
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 92 mm (Height), 20 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: domestic equipment, schools, making history - william boyd childhood
Themes this item is part of: William Boyd Childhood Collection, Childhood & Youth Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: EDUCATION
Secondary Classification: Curriculum
Tertiary Classification: student work
Past Owner: Edith Cowan University Museum of Childhood, Churchlands, Western Australia, Australia, 1992-2008
User: Mr William Boyd, Maryborough, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s

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