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

Herbert & Sons

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

early 1900s

Place Made

UK, England, Middlesex, London, West Smithfield

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

Subject and Association Keywords

agriculture/farming

Subject and Association Keywords

business/commerce

Credit Line

From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.

Object Type

equipment

Object number

MT1996.138.3

Copyright Licence  

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