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Cheese plug; Herbert & Sons; early 1900s; MT1996.138.3

Cheese plug; Herbert & Sons; early 1900s; MT1996.138.3
Name/Title
Cheese plug
About this object
Cheese plug; a brass-and-wood handled metal cheese-testing tool. This was shaped to be inserted into a block of cheese to extract an internal sample. It was used on the farm of W.A. Dickie, of 'Edenglen' at Tuturau.


Maker Role
Manufacturer
Date Made
early 1900s
Place Notes
West Smithfield is now known as Smithfield.
Medium and Materials
organic, vegetal, wood
processed material, metal
processed material, metal, copper alloy, brass

Inscription and Marks
Inscribed in handle: 'HERBERT & SONS / WEST SMITHFIELD'
Measurements
l 175mm x w 85mm
small

Subject and Association Keywords
domestic accessories
agriculture/farming
business/commerce
Credit Line
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.
Object Type
equipment
Object number
MT1996.138.3

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