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Overshoes - Australian Military Forces, Ammunition Factory, World War II, 1945 Object Reg. No: SH 921211

Summary:
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.
Description:
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.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 38.80 cm (Height), 13 cm (Width), 13.00 cm (Length)

More information

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
Secondary Classification: Munitions
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'.
Date Inscribed: 1945
Organisation Named: Australian Military Forces, Australia

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