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Registration Number H13103
Classification CH classification DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Food Preparation cooking pot
Name or Title Coffee Roaster
Production Date 1900-1914
History and Use

This is quite a rare stovetop coffee bean roaster that is similar to many of the early American roasters that were on the market in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The copper ball holds the coffee and the circular shroud around the base captures heat from a burner while it is rotated with the handle to give an even roast. This object was donated as part of the significant Marks collection and was collected by E.O. Marks and stored at their Wickham Terrace home.

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Registration Number H17624
Classification CH classification MEDICINE Medicine electromedical equipment
Name or Title Electro Medical Shock Generator
Production Place Queensland/Australia
Production Date 1891-1911
History and Use

Electrotherapies have been in use since 1800s for the treatment of a range of medical conditions. This approach was largely discontinued as understanding of physiology and epidemiology improved in the twentieth century.
This particular electroshock machine was sold by Karl Zoeller, a well-known supplier of medical equipment in Brisbane at the beginning of the twentieth century.

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Registration Number H2011.1
Classification CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Firearms pistol
Name or Title Percussion pistol, G. & J. Deane
Production Date 1840-1860
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Registration Number H2029.1
Classification CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Firearms pistol
Name or Title Four barrelled flintlock pistol, W. Parker
Production Place England
Production Date 1840-1860
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Registration Number H2030
Classification CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Firearms pistol
Name or Title Four barrelled flintlock pistol, W. Parker
Production Place England
Production Date 1840-1860
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Registration Number H2023
Classification CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Firearms pistol
Name or Title Percussion pistol, Manton
Production Place England
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Registration Number H2022
Classification CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Firearms pistol
Name or Title Percussion pistol, Manton
Production Place England
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Registration Number H20460
Classification CH classification CIVIC MEMENTOES Presentations
CH classification GOVERNMENT State Goverment
Name or Title Ceremonial Ribbon - Queensland Premier Joh Bjelke-Peterson
Production Place Brisbane/Queensland/Australia
Production Date 1986
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Registration Number H2966.1
Classification CH classification DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Heating coal scuttle
Name or Title Coal Scuttle
Production Place England
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Registration Number H3
Classification CH classification HOROLOGY Clocks pendulum clock
Name or Title Pendulum Clock, Wood Salop
Production Place England
Production Date 1601-1700
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Registration Number H3836
Classification CH classification COSTUME woman
CH classification COSTUME Wearable Art
Name or Title Ensemble - Peacock of the Sea (Paon de le Mer)
Production Place Ipswich/South East/Queensland/Australia
Production Date 1994
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Registration Number H24631
Classification CH classification TEXTILE MACHINERY Sewing Machines tabitha
Name or Title Tabitha Sewing Machine
Production Place England
Production Date Circa 1890
History and Use

The Tabitha Sewing Machine was an affordable miniature sewing machine first produced in 1886, and sold into the 1890s as a basic machine for chain stitching. Patented by Thomas Herbert Martin of Middlesex, England, and marketed by London’s Daniel Judson, the Tabitha was sold as a serious machine for adults, rather than a toy for training. It could be mounted to a table and hand cranked, but its small size inhibited operation. This particular model is the second version, which includes a wooden handle and altered base plate.

This object is part of the Marks collection, donated to the Queensland Museum by Dr E.N. Marks. The Marks were a prominent Brisbane family who made significant contributions to the fields of science and medicine.

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Registration Number H24608
Classification CH classification DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Food & Drink Consumption Cutlery chopsticks
Name or Title Chopsticks
History and Use

These chopsticks were used on board the S.S. Tanda, a steamship belonging to the Eastern and Australian Steamship Company (E&A Line) fleet. Throughout the 1930s the Tanda operated a route for goods and passengers from Australia to Japan. Holiday journeys to and escorted tours of Japan aboard the Tanda were popular. The 10-week return journey between Brisbane and Yokohama travelling via Rabaul, Manila, Hong Kong and Shanghai, cost £54/10 for first class accommodations. The Tanda also transported numerous important passengers during its operation including Queensland governor Sir Matthew Nathan, Australia’s first High Commissioner to India Iven Mackay and popular British singer Dame Clara Butt.

The S.S. Tanda was torpedoed and sunk off the west coast of India by German U-boat U-181 on 15th July 1944 en route from Melbourne to Bombay. Nineteen of the 216 passengers were lost.

This object is part of the Marks collection, donated to the Queensland Museum by Dr E.N. Marks. The Marks were a prominent Brisbane family who made significant contributions to the fields of science and medicine.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.

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Registration Number H24319
Classification CH classification MEDICINE Medicine medical kit
Name or Title Ophthalmic Case
Production Place England
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Registration Number H22331.4
Classification CH classification COSTUME unisex
Name or Title Expo Oz Suit - Head
Production Place California/USA
Production Date 1986
History and Use

Mascot for Expo 88 World Fair in Brisbane 1988.
Expo Oz became an international celebrity as the official mascot of World Expo ‘88. Launched on 30 November 1986, he was the focus of publicity leading up to the event, both within and beyond Australia, and later made over 1500 appearances on the Expo site.

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Registration Number H41343
Classification CH classification DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Pest Control fly trap
Name or Title Fly Catcher
Production Place Belgium
Production Date 26 Jan 1982
History and Use

Fly catchers like this one provided much needed, non-toxic protection against the large fly population of Australia, particularly in central, arid areas where the drier climate is ideal for the insects. To keep flies out of the house or tent, these strips of paper coated in a highly sticky glue substance are pinned, using the pin enclosed in the carton, to any access point flies may enter.

This object is part of the Marks collection, donated to the Queensland Museum by Dr E.N. Marks. The Marks were a prominent Brisbane family who made significant contributions to the fields of science and medicine. This object could have been used at home, or during travel.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.

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Registration Number H22331.5
Classification CH classification COSTUME unisex
Name or Title Expo Oz Suit - Belt
Production Place California/USA
Production Date 1986
History and Use

Mascot for Expo 88 World Fair in Brisbane 1988.
Expo Oz became an international celebrity as the official mascot of World Expo ‘88. Launched on 30 November 1986, he was the focus of publicity leading up to the event, both within and beyond Australia, and later made over 1500 appearances on the Expo site.

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Registration Number H22331.3
Classification CH classification COSTUME unisex
CH classification TEXTILES
Name or Title Expo Oz Suit - Repair Material
Production Place California/USA
Production Date 1986
History and Use

Mascot for Expo 88 World Fair in Brisbane 1988.
Expo Oz became an international celebrity as the official mascot of World Expo ‘88. Launched on 30 November 1986, he was the focus of publicity leading up to the event, both within and beyond Australia, and later made over 1500 appearances on the Expo site.

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Registration Number H22331.2
Classification CH classification COSTUME unisex
CH classification PACKAGES AND CONTAINERS Bag
Name or Title Expo Oz Suit - Costume Bag
Production Place California/USA
Production Date 1986
History and Use

Mascot for Expo 88 World Fair in Brisbane 1988.
Expo Oz became an international celebrity as the official mascot of World Expo ‘88. Launched on 30 November 1986, he was the focus of publicity leading up to the event, both within and beyond Australia, and later made over 1500 appearances on the Expo site.

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Registration Number H22331.6
Classification CH classification COSTUME unisex
Name or Title Expo Oz Suit - Lapel Badge
Production Place California/USA
Production Date 1986
History and Use

Mascot for Expo 88 World Fair in Brisbane 1988.
Expo Oz became an international celebrity as the official mascot of World Expo ‘88. Launched on 30 November 1986, he was the focus of publicity leading up to the event, both within and beyond Australia, and later made over 1500 appearances on the Expo site.

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Registration Number H5964
Classification CH classification RECREATIONS Amusements pinball machine
Name or Title Penny in Slot Cricket Machine
Production Place England
Production Date Circa 1901
History and Use

This machine was made in 1901 and imported from England in the early twentieth century. The design was patented in 1899 by Ernest G. Matthewson, an engineer and owner of London’s Automatic Sports Company.

The game was first housed in a penny arcade adjacent to the entrance of the Sandgate Pier. It cost a penny to use the pier, which at that time had separate men’s and women’s bathing areas. If you didn’t want to walk on the pier, you could go to the games arcade and spend your pennies on games of skill, such as this one. This cricket game was later moved to an amusement arcade on the Redcliffe Jetty.

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Registration Number H13171.1
Classification CH classification MEDICINE Medicine model
Name or Title Medical Model, Articulated Hip
Production Place USA
Production Date Circa 1973
History and Use

This is part of a model of an articulated hip provided by a medical supplier. Models such as this are used as advertising by medical suppliers and by medical practitioners to allow explanations of medical conditions and treatments in patient consultation.
The model came from the consulting room of Sir Alexander Murphy (1892-1976), a Physician and Cardiologist who practiced from rooms on Wickham Terrace, Brisbane from the 1920s to the 1970s. Born in Brisbane in 1892, he enlisted in the Australian Army Medical Corps in World War 1, where he served on the Western Front, being awarded a Military Cross. On his return after the war he completed his residency at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney before returning to Brisbane in 1920 where he remained for the rest of his career. Sir Alexander Murphy worked as a consultant physician at the Military Hospital in Greenslopes in World War II, was the foundation Professor of Medicine at the University of Queensland's Medical School where he lectured, and was a foundation member and president of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Continuing to work as a cardiologist and physician throughout his distinguished career, Sir Alexander Murphy was knighted in 1954 for his contribution to medicine.

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Registration Number H43629
Classification CH classification HANDCRAFTS
Name or Title 'Third Hand' Craft Tool
Production Date 1850-1999
History and Use

This ‘third hand’ craft tool can be used to hold objects while hands are full with other work.
While the provenance of this particular device is not clear, the donor believed that it was hand crafted for a Queensland man who lost his hand in a sawmill accident. The family were considered very inventive and the donor suggested “they were all distraught" at the accident, and that one of his sisters made the device to help the man manage without his hand. The ‘third hand’ was donated from the family’s estate.

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Registration Number H12799.2
Classification CH classification SCIENCES Instruments Measuring prismatic level
Name or Title Leather Case for Prismatic Level
History and Use

This leather case housed a prismatic level which is believed to have been used as a gun sight by Australian Imperial Forces during the First World War.

It is attributed to the 14th Australian Light Horse Regiment (Queensland Mounted Infantry) who served in Egypt, Gaza, Jerusalem, Jordan and Palestine from 1915 to 1918.

This object was donated by the Marks family. The Marks family was a prominent Brisbane family that made significant contributions to the fields of science and medicine.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.

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Registration Number H616.1
Classification CH classification HOROLOGY Clocks pendulum clock
Name or Title Clock, Japanese, Display cover
Production Place Japan
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