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Boots - Desert, Brown Object Reg. No: SH 920928

Summary:
Alternative name: work boots

Pair of brown leather desert boots with black cloth laces. Heavily worn, particulary on the vamps. Blue-black discolouration, probably from chemicals. The boots were worn circa 1961-1990 at Pigment Manufacturers of Australia.

PMA was established at Laverton in 1961. It manufactured two main classes of pigments, Azo and Phthalocyanine, which were sold mainly to the local ink and paint markets. PMA closed down in 1990 due to a range of economic and environmental fctors.
Description:
Pair of brown leather desert boots with black cloth laces. Heavily worn, particulary on the vamps. Blue-black discolouration, probably from chemicals. Soles curved upwards to toes. Tearing along stiching at edges.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Pigment Manufacturers of Australia (PMA), 1991
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 184 mm (Height), 113 mm (Width), 305 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Dimensions are for each boot

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Tagged with: chemical industry, footwear, industries, trades, working life
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Paints & Pigments
Tertiary Classification: protective clothing
Place & Date Used: Laverton, Victoria, Australia, 1961-1990

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