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Description
Miner's pick box comprising of wooden box with steel lid and 5 steel picks. Box is made from a number of thick pieces of wood attached to a steel frame. Frame is molded to form a cylindrical handle. Lid is a rectangular piece of steel with curved edges and a single piece of flattened steel rived to the topside of the lid. The steel piece can be rotated and forms the locking mechanism for the lid. Picks are curved pieces of steel.
Classification
CH classification MINING Equipment
Measurements
Box with lid - L223 x W190 x H220 mm
Picks - each approximately L105 x W45 x H12
Media/Materials description
Carbon, wood
Signature/Marks
M&C
M&C
M&C
M&C
M&C
History and use
This unique miner’s pick box was donated by Mr Keith Allison of the Queensland Mines Department in 1976. The wooden box and steel lid appears to be from the late nineteenth century and contains several replacement pick heads. Mining has always been a significant industry for Queensland and early tool boxes, such as this one, indicate the wide use of materials that were used to support the mining industry.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
Registration number
H11091

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