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Photograph - W.E.J. Cole Image Reg. No: ST 025430

Framed photograph of William Edwin James Cole, depicted holding a single shot percusion pistol.

Pistol identified in May 2006 as being most likely one of the pair of Durs Egg, London, pistols held at ST 23820.

William Edwin James Cole was an early 20th century Victorian collector in a range of areas, best recognised today for his donation of almost 240 firearms presented to the Museum of Applied Science in 1943. Further items from his collection were presented to the Museum by his daughter following his death.
Photograph measures 150 mm x 175 mm, frame measures 257 mm x 363 mm, dark stained wood, glass cover.
Description Of Content:
Portrait of William E.J. Cole holding a percussion pistol,
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Miss Doris Cole, 1963
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 363 mm (Height), 257 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Photograph measures 150 mm x 175 mm, frame measures 257 mm x 363 mm,

More information

Tagged with: firearms, military memorabilia, portraits
Themes this item is part of: William Edwin James Cole, Gun Collector (1864-1952), Arms Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, William Cole Arms Collection
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Images (To Be Classified)
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Person Depicted: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1930-1952

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