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Cut Throat Razor - Crossing the Equator Souvenir, 1921 Object Reg. No: HT 928

Summary:
Cut Throat Razor which belonged to Jack Rasmussen who immigrated with his wife to Victoria from Scandinavia in 1921. Jack is listed on the razor as having played Mrs. Neptune in a mock court. The donor met the couple while working in Cobram from 1962-1964. He himself had immigrated as a 10 pound tourist from Morocco in 1961. The Rasmussens had no family in Australia and befriended the donors family as their own. Jack entrusted the razor to the donor for safekeeping as a curiosity.
Description:
Large wooden cut-throat razor, with inscriptions on the handle and blade.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Gordon-Kirkby, 2002
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 55.00 cm (Height), 7.00 cm (Width), 18.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: souvenirs, immigration, immigrant voyages, ceremonies, immigrant shipping, friendships, ship memorabilia
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection, John William Gordon-Kirkby, English Migrant, 1961
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
Inscriptions: Text: APRIL 6th 1921/FATHER NEPTUNE'S/COURT/B.M. Aldwell COMMANDER R.M.S. MARAMA.
Original Owner: Jack Rasmussen, Australia, 1921
User: Mr John Gordon-Kirkby, Victoria, Australia, post 1964

Comments

EH27568 Posted on 06 Jun 2011 10:27 AM
this is the best
isaac Posted on 08 Jun 2011 10:30 AM
this ruls
John Gordon-Kirkby ( Donor) Posted on 22 Jan 2013 6:16 PM
THIS IS A VERY POOR PHOTOGRAPH !
This cut thought razor has delicate inscriptions,decorations and the manes of thos involved 1921 passedngrs
This can be seen if you copy and then enhance the photo. The Immigration Museum has been advised.
Discovery Centre Posted on 31 Jan 2013 9:31 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi John,
Thank you for your concern. We are aware of this issue we are working to address it as soon as we are able.

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