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Name/Title
A brass milk skimmer with long handle and a broad pan with holes in it.
Accession No
A68.444

Name/Title
A kerosene blow torch with with a tall flat tank and an elongated burner and black plastic adjustment knob fitted to the top. The tank also has an angled pump mechanism and filler cap on top of it and a handle with a wooden grip is attached. A drip tray is fitted below the burner mechanism and there is an outlet for the tank which can be accessed from the underside only. " OTTO BERNZ CO. " is marked in raised letters on the burner. " OTTO BERNZ CO. / INC. / ROCHESTER / N.Y. / BURN CLEAN / STRAIGHT / RUN / FUEL " is marked on the underside of the tank in raised letters.
Accession No
A85.283

Name/Title
A circular brass seal for the South Taranaki Bacon Company. " THE / COMMON / SEAL / OF / THE SOUTH TARANAKI BACON COMPANY LIMITED " is marked in raised letters on the seal. There are two small threaded holes on the reverse of the seal where presumably a handle would have been attached.
Accession No
PA2009.091

Name/Title
A small brass compass with a point at the end of one arm and some adjustable jaws at the end of the other arm. The compass has a decorative bulb on the handle.
Accession No
TM2003.321

Name/Title
A brass compass with a screw mechanism on the side and a handle on one end. A nib or pen is missing from the socket.
Accession No
TM2003.332

Name/Title
A brass shaft of a drawing instrument. The shaft is split in two on both ends and has a ring around it.
Accession No
TM2003.330

Name/Title
A metal milk skimmer with a long handle and a round shallow brass bowl with numerous holes in it.
Accession No
A67.323

Name/Title
A wooden plaque shaped like a shield with a brass light switch mounted on it. "Presented by the/MAYORESS OF NEW PLYMOUTH/ON THE OCCASION OF THE/ INAUGURATION OF THE ELECTRIC LIGHTING/OF THE TOWN Jan 1906/By the Brush Electrical Engineering Co Ltd" is inscribed on a metal plate which is screwed onto the plaque. Two metal rings are attached to the reverse with a strand of white cord tied to them.
Accession No
PA2006.175

Name/Title
A basic Sikes Hydrometer held in a custom made polished mahogany case and accompanied by a book of tables, two wooden slide rulers and a thermometer mounted on an ivory base. The case, which is lined in parts with purple velvet contains a calibrated brass float, nine brass weights (one original one is missing), and the rulers and thermometer. " SYKES HYDROMETER / LITTLEJOHN & SON / WELLINGTON " is marked on an ivory plate set into the lid. A paper label with various calibration information is also stuck on the lid which includes a signature and a date " 9/11/34 " and "Thermometer Correct " The hydrometers serial number " 8183 " is stamped on various parts. The hardback book of tables has a title page which reads " SIKES' TABLES / OF THE / CONCENTRATED STRENGTH / OF / SPIRITS, / WITH DIRECTIONS FOR THE USE OF HIS / HYDROMETER / ESTABLISHED THROUGHOUT THE UNITED KINGDOM FOR ESTIMATING / THE DUTIES OF SPIRITUOUS LIQUIDS / By Act of Parliament , 58 Geo. III, cap. 28 / TO WHICH IT IS ADDED / TABLES OF SPECIFIC GRAVITY / ADAPTED TO THE USE OF THE HYDROMETER / REVISED EDITION. The manual also has a number of handwritten notes in it. " Edwin Don " is handwritten in the front of the manual.
Accession No
PA2009.033
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