Container for Parker's Dead-Black for Rifle Sights

Object Type
Domestic items/Container/Cylinder

Brief Description
Cylindrical wooden container. Originally had a lid which is now missing. On outside is a label, reading, in part, "Parker's / DEAD-BLACK / FOR / RIFLE / SIGHTS.". Container holds a glass bottle (with a rubber stopper/application brush) containing the powdery remnants of the originally liquid formula. 'Dead-Black' was used to clean rifle sights, which are the eyepieces shooters use to aim their shots.
Measurements
0 - Whole: H: 72 W: 34 D: 34mm (H: 2 13/16 W: 1 5/16 D: 1 5/16")
Media/Materials
Location
In storage
Registration No
M10183.1
Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Barbara Haynes.

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