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Overshoes - Australian Military Forces, Ammunition Factory, World War II, 1945 Reg. No: SH 921211
- Alternative Name(s): Shoes
Army green pair of shoe covers designed to go over shoes for workers in ammunition factory issued to workers during World War II. Overshoes like these were intended to minimise the danger of sparks from leather shoes on the floor creating a fire hazard.
- Army green pair of shoe covers designed to go over shoes for workers in ammunition factory. Leather shoe has felt underneath, probably to add strength to the covers. Felt covering feet is in two pieces, stitched down the centre and where the heel would go. Inner piece of material has extra strap with fastening onto button on the panel. Felt stitched into leather. Tied together with piece of string and label.
|Dimensions:||38.80 cm (Height), 13 cm (Width), 13.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||wars conflicts, working life, world war ii 1939-1945, manufacturing, protective clothing safety wear|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY|
|Tertiary Classification:||protective clothing|
|Inscriptions:||Label attached to shoe: 'Aust. WW2 Ammunition Factory Workers shoe covers, pair, felt and leather'. On both shoes: '1945/V949/5-7'. One shoe has button: 'Australian Military Forces'.|
|Organisation Named:||Australian Military Forces, Australia|