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Chopsticks - 'Aussie Chopsticks', Bill Allardyce, Anglesea, circa 1990 Object Reg. No: ST 043498

Two sets of chopsticks (in packet), designed and made by Bill Allardyce, a technology broker and inventor, in Anglesea, Victoria. Bill was fiddling with a bent piece of wire, when he had the idea of joining two chopsticks together. After several weeks he created the model which was basically two chopsticks connected by a bent piece of plastic and some car body filler. He then re-designed the Aussie Chopstick for mass manufacture in about 1987.
By 1990 more than 250,000 Aussie Chopsticks had been sold.
Two sets of 'Aussie chopsticks' in red paper and plastic sales packaging. The chopsticks are yellow in colour and are joined at one end, to facilitate eating for those used to using chopsticks.
Acquisition Information:
Unknown from Unknown
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 4 cm (Height), 1 cm (Width), 23.5 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: chopsticks, domestic technology, utensils, eating dining, food drink consumption
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Identity: Yours, Mine, Ours, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2011-2021
Primary Classification: DOMESTIC LIFE
Secondary Classification: Food & Drink Consumption
Tertiary Classification: cutlery
Designer: Bill Allardyce & Associates, Anglesea, Victoria, Australia, circa 1990

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