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Letter - Makutz & Barke, Reliable Safe Works, 1 May 1893 Document Reg. No: SH 970103

Summary:
Carbon copy letter, dated 1 May 1893. The letter outlines the construction of a security door, steel plated with a special locking system, to be installed in the (Royal) Exhibition Building. Attached is a pamphlet outlining the activities of the firm, Makutz and Barke, Reliable Safe Works. Also noted in the pamphlet was the company's award of a First Order of Merit and Silver medal at the 1888 Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition.
Description:
Paper letter, printed down the left side with a list of company specialities.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 260 mm (Height), 210 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: advertising, commerce, royal exhibition building, doors, security equipment, fire safes, locks, safes
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Primary Classification: ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING
Secondary Classification: Building & Infrastructure
Inscriptions: The letter (Carbon Copy)

RELIABLE SAFE WORKS
CLARKE STREET NORTH, CITY ROAD, SOUTH MELBOURNE

May 14 1893

We are now making a pair of folding doors of 3/8 inch solid steel plate, to be covered with massive cedar moulding panels. They will be secured by our Patent Extended Multiple Bolt Lock which throws bolts top bottom and face of the door, all controlled by one key. When finished it will be a very handsome piece of work and the same time a substantial protection against fire and felon. We shall be pleased to show it to you if you were to call. Yours sincerely Marutz and Barke.

The Pamphlet

FRONT

MELBOURNE
CENTENNIAL-INTERNATIONAL-EXHIBITION
1888-9
First Order Merit AND Silver Medal
Our Exhibit specially selected as instancing the great advances made in this manufacture in these colonies- See "Argus," 26 Feb. '89.

Fire and Thief Resisting Safe Makutz and Barke, reliable, Melbourne.

Makutz and Barke
Reliable Safe Works,
CLARKE STREET NORTH,
CITY ROAD,
SOUTH MELBOURNE Telephone 1004.
Author: Makutz and Barke, Reliable Safe Works, Melbourne, Central, Victoria, Australia, 1 May 1893
Place Named: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Central, Victoria, Australia, 1893

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