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A10104 Singlet, mens, green, 'Chesty' Bonds Athletic 'HYTEST AXE', cotton / vinyl, designed and made by Bonds, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, worn by champion axeman Tom Kirk, c.1950. Click to enlarge.

‘HYTEST AXE’ singlet worn by Tom Kirk

Made by Bonds Industries Limited in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, c 1950s.

Tom Kirk grew up at Mt Wilson, surrounded by trees and immersed in a family culture that valued and selectively exploited the forest. He worked in his father’s sawmill alongside his brothers and became a world champion axeman. With one brother, he also won wood-sawing competitions. The objects he donated to the Museum represent his participation and achievements in these entertaining contests of strength and skill. They also represent the era in which Tom grew up, before chain saws greatly reduc...

Summary

Object No.

A10104

Object Statement

Singlet, mens, green, 'Chesty' Bonds Athletic 'HYTEST AXE', cotton / vinyl, designed and made by Bonds, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, worn by champion axeman Tom Kirk, c.1950

Physical Description

Singlet, mens,'Chesty' Bonds Athletic 'HYTEST AXE', cotton / vinyl, worn by champion axeman Tom Kirk, designed and made by Bonds, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1950s

Mens green cotton ribbed 'Chesty' Bonds Athletic singlet with 'HYTEST AXE' in white vinyl lettering on front and back, size 42

Dimensions

Width

450 mm

Depth

770 mm

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Tom Kirk, 1984

Acquisition Date

10 April 1984

Cite this Object

Harvard

'HYTEST AXE' singlet worn by Tom Kirk 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 11 December 2019, <https://ma.as/168855>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/168855 |title='HYTEST AXE' singlet worn by Tom Kirk |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=11 December 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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