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Tape Measure - Mount Disappointment, 07 Feb 2009 (Bushfire Damaged) Object Reg. No: HT 23739

Found in the wreckage of Bill Coppinger's shed, this is the remnants of a standard 8-metre Stanley builder's tape measure. It has been transformed by fire into a fragile ribbon of burned steel.

The shed, house and the contents of the property at Mount Disappointment were destroyed in the Kilmore East Bushfire on 7 February 2009.

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.
Retractable, spring-loaded tape measure; last portion unravelled. It was originally contained within a plastic cover which was destroyed through fire damage. The internal pin remains intact; painted measurement marks were destroyed by the fire.
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.
User: Mr Bill Coppinger, Mount Disappointment, Victoria, Australia, pre Feb 2009

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