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Menu Card

1900 This menu card is for the Mayor's Inaugural Banquet, for Alderman Jeremiah Colman, at Hove Town Hall on 9 November 1900. The menu is detailed inside the card with the 'toast list' on the reverse. The card was made by a Brighton-based company advertised as

Mechanical Animal Figure and Box

c1900 This mechanical duck is painted yellow, pale green and gold. It has a clockwork mechanism and has three wheels on its base. The duck has a key in its side and when wound up it moves erratically and makes a quacking noise. The packaging for the mechanical

Mechanical Male Figure

c1900 This mechanical figure depicts a man pulling a cart. The man is wearing a blue uniform with a red and gold trim and black shoes. The cart is red with gold stripes on the sides and gold wheels. It is made of painted tin plate. It was made by Fernand Martin

Mechanical Animal Figure

c1900 This mechanical duck is painted yellow, pale green and gold. It has a clockwork mechanism and has three wheels on its base. The duck has a key in its side and when wound it moves erratically and makes a quacking noise. It is made of painted tin plate and

Scripture Text Making

c1900 This game is made of card and paper. The label on the box reads ?The New Sunday Pastime Scripture Text making for Old and Young?. The box is red and the label is blue and white. The box contains yellow card counters with different words printed on each an

Bed Jacket

c1900-1910 This is a pink silk bed jacket made between 1900 and 1910, worn by Maud Messel. This bed jacket has a large lace shawl collar that extends over the shoulders. A large pink bow ties at the neck. The front of the jacket, the hem and cuffs are trimmed with p

Postcard

Early 20th Century This colour postcard shows a couple in an embrace on a train. The front of the postcard reads, 'Do you know, that tunnel we've just come through cost thirty thousand pounds to build?' 'Well, I'm positive it's worth it!'. The scene is reminiscent of George

Key to Moon Alphabet

1850-1900 This is a printing block for the key to the Moon Alphabet, consisting of a metal plate mounted on a wooden block. Embossed on the metal plate are alphabet letters with the corresponding facsimile of the Moon character. At the bottom is an explanation of t

Tailor's Chalk Dispenser

c1900-1930 This is a wooden turned tailor's chalk dispenser. Marked on the body of the dispenser in black lettering is 'Dents Gloves'. The dispenser was used by staff at the clothing store, Leeson and Vokins, North Street, Brighton when making alterations to garment

Glove Stretcher

1900-1930 This is a wooden glove stretcher, which is spring levered and was used in Leeson and Vokins department store in Brighton. It allowed the material of the glove to be stretched, to provide a comfortable fit for the customer. The glove stretcher was made bet

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