Catalogue Number: 3311
Post box for spectacles for S B Abotomey
Category: Memorabilia and ephemera
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1930
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne, Australia
Description Of Item: Post box, 142 x 62 x 33mm, of light brown heavy card, slip-on lid, with metal reinforced corners, designed for posting spectacles. On the top is printed 'S.B.ABOTOMEY/ Qualified Optician/ CAPITOL HOUSE, (2nd Floor)/ 109 SWANSTON STREET, MELBOURNE, C1'
Historical Significance: An announcement in The Age, Melbourne, on March 24 & 31, 1928 read 'S.B. Abotomey, Qualified Ophthalmic Optician, begs to announce that he will remove on the 3rd April to his new and up-to-date offices at Capitol House, 109 Swanston Street, Melbourne.'
How Acquired: Donated by Pamela R Sutton
Date Acquired: May 2017
Condition: Good but some stains
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 2 Drawer 2