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Oil Can - Mount Disappointment, 07 Feb 2009 (Bushfire Damaged) Object Reg. No: HT 23728

Summary:
Found in the burnt-out remains of Bill Coppinger's shed at Mount Disappointment, this oil can is one of the few objects from a large collection of old tools and machinery to remain following the Kilmore East Bushfire of 7 February 2009.

The oil can dates from 1940s-1950s and was used by Bill but originally belonged to Peter Strickland, the donor's father-in-law.

Bill Coppinger had an active interest in heritage objects and the contents of the tool and machinery shed were 70-100 years old. In addition to old tools and machinery, Bill's shed included items from his father, Bob Coppinger who worked for International Harvester for 50 years, and had an extensive collection relating to International Harvester, including negatives, plans, trade catalogues, and other items relating to his working life. All of these items were lost to the fire.

This is part of the Victorian Bushfires Collection, which includes a number of interviews with Bill Coppinger and a large range of fire affected artefacts from his destroyed home.
Description:
Dome-shaped oil can with a circular base and screw on central cap and nozzle. The nozzle is loose and bent to one side.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Bill Coppinger, 2009
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: bushfires, rural life
Themes this item is part of: Victorian Bushfires Collection, Recurring History of Bushfires in Victoria, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: SUSTAINABILITY
Secondary Classification: Natural Disasters
Tertiary Classification: bushfires
Date of Event: Mount Disappointment, Victoria, Australia, 07 Feb 2009

Date the item was damaged by the Kilmore East Bushfire.
Original Owner: Mr Peter Strickland, Barwon Downs, Victoria, Australia, 1940s-1950s
User: Mr Bill Coppinger, Mount Disappointment, Victoria, Australia, pre Feb 2009
Organisation Named: International Harvester Company of Australia Pty Ltd, Victoria, Australia, 2009

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