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Scissors used by Lady Cook for launching S.S. Dilga, Newcastle, 15 November 1919 [realia]
Bib ID 2277317
Format ObjectObject [realia]
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Description 1919 
1 pair of scissors ; silver and steel ; 15 cm. (length) + 1 presentation box (5 x 23.5 x 2 cm.) + 1 card (3.7 x 7.6 cm.) 
Biography/History

Lady Cook was the wife of Sir Joseph Cook, who was Minister for the Navy 1917-1920.

Notes

Title supplied by cataloguer.

One pair of scissors with ornate silver handles and steel blades; in a box covered in dark grey leather with gold embossing, and with cream satin and blue velvet linings. There is a silver coloured metal plate attached to the lid of the box. Also Sir Joseph Cook's card.

Inscriptions: "Launching of the C'wealth S.S. Dilga Govt. Dockyard, Walsh Island, Newcastle by Lady Cook 15.11.19" -- metal plate on box lid. "William Farmer Co., 30 Hunter Street Sydney. Made in England" --on cloth lining inside lid. Silver marks on handles. "Sir Joseph Cook" -- card.

Condition: good, lower handle loose, some discolouration.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-144048373

Related Material Related material: Papers of Sir Joseph Cook : National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection MS 762 and MS 2212. 
Subjects Cook, Joseph, Sir, 1860-1947 -- Archives.  |  Politicians -- Australia -- Archives.
Occupation Federal politicians.
Exhibited Exhibited: "Prime Ministers' Wives", Old Parliament House, 23 February 2005 - 27 August 2006. 

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