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10007 Didactic display, pearl shell / metal / cardboard, maker unknown, Sydney, Australia, 1875-1885. Click to enlarge.

A didactic display illustrating pearl button manufacture.

Designed
A didactic display illustrating pearl button manufacture. The display consists of half a pearl shell with three holes of varying sizes cut through its surface, three examples of different sized 'button blanks', these are the circular pieces of pearl removed from the shell, two metal tubular revolving saw attachments, used to remove the blanks from the pearl shell and a small cardboard label used in the display.

Summary

Object No.

10007

Object Statement

Didactic display, pearl shell / metal / cardboard, maker unknown, Sydney, Australia, 1875-1885

Physical Description

A didactic display illustrating pearl button manufacture. The display consists of half a pearl shell with three holes of varying sizes cut through its surface, three examples of different sized 'button blanks', these are the circular pieces of pearl removed from the shell, two metal tubular revolving saw attachments, used to remove the blanks from the pearl shell and a small cardboard label used in the display.

Production

Notes

The material for this didactic display was made or sourced in Sydney between 1875 and 1885

Source

Credit Line

Gift of John Fagan, 1885

Acquisition Date

19 August 1885

Cite this Object

Harvard

A didactic display illustrating pearl button manufacture. 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 7 March 2021, <https://ma.as/14>

Wikipedia

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