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Hot Water Bottle Cover - Chequered, Yellow & Green, circa 1930s-1980s Object Reg. No: SH 890426

Summary:
Chequered hot water bottle cover, which was part of the unsold stock held by Steinberg drapery when it closed.

Hyman Steinberg immigrated from Palestine in 1924 and his future wife Phyllis immigrated from the Russian-Polish border in 1927. Hyman established a manufacturing business in Elgin Street, Carlton, making men's and women's hosiery. He continued manufacturing there until 1938. Meanwhile, in 1930, Hyman and his wife had leased a shop across the road from their mill in Elgin Street and begun a drapery business. There were many other Jewish shopkeepers in Carlton and several other drapery shops in Elgin and Lygon Streets. The Steinberg Drapery was operated by Hyman and Phyllis until Hyman's death in 1975. Mrs Steinberg retired in 1989, aged nearly 80, and Museum Victoria acquired many items from the store.
Description:
Hot water bottle cover of synthetic/wool with yellow and green chequered pattern. There are openings at the top and bottom.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Phyllis Steinberg, 1989
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 24.50 cm (Height), 20.40 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: working life, jewish communities, jewish immigration, family businesses
Themes this item is part of: Steinberg Drapery Collection, Cultural Diversity Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: COMMERCE & RETAILING
Secondary Classification: Drapery & Haberdashery
Tertiary Classification: products
Place Used: Steinberg Drapery, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s-1980s

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