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2001/85/1-2 Mouse and rat trap making machines (2), metal / wood, A W Standfield and Co, Mascot, New South Wales, Australia, 1925-2000. Click to enlarge.

Two mouse and rat trap making machines made by AW Standfield

Made
The Standfield collection of trap-making machines and associated items is an unusual, indeed curious, ensemble of purpose-built machines and products that defined an Australian industry for sixty years.

The collection exemplifies a 'making do' approach to manufacturing in that the machines were built from secondhand parts from a range of sources; it also exemplifies the notion of technological stasis in that the machines were always considered efficient and sophisticated artefacts for the …

Summary

Object No.

2001/85/1-2

Object Statement

Mouse and rat trap making machines (2), metal / wood, A W Standfield and Co, Mascot, New South Wales, Australia, 1925-2000

Physical Description

Pallet containing parts of mouse and rat trap making machines (4) and mouse traps (3) and rat trap, metal/ wood, A.W. Standfield and Co, Mascot, NSW, Australia, 1925-2000.

This record requires proper sub-numbering when the collcetion is fully catalogued.

Dimensions

Height

1830 mm

Width

820 mm

Depth

370 mm

Cite this Object

Harvard

Two mouse and rat trap making machines made by AW Standfield 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 13 May 2021, <https://ma.as/350482>

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