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Rusted and dented 1 pint billy can with lip. No clear markings. Tinned inside. Handle attached to circular mount near lip of can. Lid, slightly dented, has a small hook or handle on top in centre.
CH classification DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Food Preparation billy
H125 x Dia.112 mm
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History and use
A billy is a pot used to cook over a campfire, most often associated with the brewing of bush tea. Although similar objects exist in other cultures, Australians have embraced the billy as a symbol of the spirit of outback exploration. It is associated with the freedom of travelling light, self-reliance and connection to the land. This is an early twentieth century tin billy with measurements up to 1 pint marked on the inside.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
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