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Garden Tap - Tap Fitting, Metal, circa 1950 Object Reg. No: HT 21621

Summary:
This Garden Tap Fitting was acquired as part of the Museum Victoria 'Curator for a Day project', undertaken in October 2007. The attachment has no clear marking or branding. However, it is believed by the donor to be a tap fitting from a domestic water tank. It is believed also to roughly date from the 1950s and therefore thought significant as an early example of water saving in the domestic context.

The 'Curator for a Day project' was a collaboration between the Williamstown Environmental Neighbourhood Cluster and Museum Victoria's Water Smart Home project. Students were required to nominate objects relating to water conservation and changing water behaviour for inclusion in the Museum's Water Smart Home collection.

The Williamstown Neighbourhood Cluster is made up of Williamstown High School, Williamstown North Primary School, Williamstown Primary School and Spotswood Primary School. The cluster aims to develop a model for environmental education through active learning opportunities through local community partnerships. Students research, develop understanding and actively engage in environmental projects within their neighbourhood.
Description:
This Garden Tap Fitting is metal and covered with flecks of paint, rust and deposits.
It has a standard rotating tap handle, a spout and a screw attachment whereby the tap can be affixed to the water tank.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Caitlyn Dyer, 2007
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 110 mm (Height), 98 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: conservation, preservation, sustainability, water conservation, water consumption, water smart home, corroded, faucet, tap, csirac001, rust, thread, engineering, -1
Themes this item is part of: Water Smart Home - Project Description, The Curator for a Day Project, Childhood & Youth Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Leisure Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: SUSTAINABILITY
Secondary Classification: Conservation - Water
Tertiary Classification: gardening
Partner Organisation: Williamstown Environmental Neighbourhood Cluster, Williamstown, Victoria, Australia, 2007
Collector: Water Smart Home Project, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2007
References: http://www.4schools1planet.vic.edu.au/ Viewed by LDH 3.12.08
http://www.melbournewater.com.au/content/water/water_storages/stage_3a_water_restrictions_-_questions_and_answers/vehicle_washing.asp Viewed by LDH 3.12.08

Comments

Paul Coughlin Posted on 12 Apr 2010 4:18 PM
That tap looks familiar.

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