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Glass Negative - Mooring Buoys, Chas Ruwolt Pty Ltd, Richmond, Victoria, 1928 Image Reg. No: MM 011875

Description Of Content:
A number of large steel mooring buoys in Chas Ruwolt factory ready for delivery, 10 August 1928.The bouys were used to moor BPC phosphate ships at Nauru Island due to the lack of an anchorage or sheltered harbour. A long cantilever loading conveyor was employed to load rock phosphate used as the primary component of fertilizer in Australia.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Vickers Ruwolt Pty Ltd, 1986
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: cranes, mooring buoys
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Vickers Ruwolt Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Engineering Products
Tertiary Classification: boilermaking
Inscriptions: Circular stamp at bottom right of negative: 'CHAS. RUWOLT PTY LTD / MELBOURNE ; PHOTO 392'
Entered in hand-written catalogue as: '392 | Mooring Bouys. | British Phosphate Commission.'
Entered in hand-written subject subject index under 'BOILERMAKERS MISCELLANEOUS WORK' as: '392 | 10.8.28 | Mild Steel Mooring Bouys. | British Phos. Comm.
Format: Glass Negative: Black & White; Whole Plate
Place & Date Depicted: Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 1928

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