'Aussie Bear' factory, Thurlstane (Aust.) Pty. Ltd., Palmer Street Sydney

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'Aussie Bear' factory, Thurlstane (Aust.) Pty. Ltd., Palmer Street Sydney, ca. 1944-1945, by Milton Kent, for Repatriated Services Rehabilitation Department. Shows manufacturing process of "Aussie-Bear" Australia's toy koala, from vintage gelatin silver print, State Library of New South Wales, collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/1JkmNxrY/NgJ837W6qww6j PXA 1517


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    Blue Mountains Library, Local Studies

    • 01/Sep/2021 04:54:54

    On the clicker press, top left, the operator appears to be stamping out the small, koala noses from black leather. See a clicker press in closeup here - flic.kr/p/2kt9EwM The patterns are being cut from kangaroo hides laid out on the trestle tables; and stitched by the women on the Singer industrial sewing machines on the central bench.

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    • 02/Sep/2021 16:51:18

    Wonderful gallery of old photos Superb, I love it