Glass bottle & applicator, Parker's Dead-Black for Rifle Sights

Object Type
Domestic items/Container/Bottle
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Brief Description
A glass bottle (with a metal-lined rubber stopper/application brush) containing the powdery remnants of the originally liquid formula known as 'Dead Black'. 'Dead-Black' was used to clean rifle sights, which are the eyepieces shooters use to aim their shots. Label on bottle reads: 'PARKER'S/DEAD BLACK/FOR RIFLE SIGHTS'. Script on bottle reads: 'PARKER'S/DEADBLACK'.
Measurements
0 - Whole: H: 76 W: 25 D: 25mm (H: 3 W: 1 D: 1")
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Location
In storage
Registration No
M10184.2
Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Barbara Haynes.

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