The New Australian Nib. Golden Wattle
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The New Australian Nib. Golden Wattle

c1912. Enamel on tin, 45.7 x 61cm. Surface and paint loss to edges, crazing, minor missing portions to corners.

Text continues “Gives ease to the hand, character to the writing. Macniven & Cameron Ltd…Edinburgh & Melbourne.” The agent for Golden Wattle was Robert Hutton of 321 Flinders Lane, Melb. Ref: Chronicle (Adelaide), 21.12.1912.

From 1910 to 1918 newspaper advertisements for these pen nibs were marketed specifically towards women, emphasising its "smoothness" in writing. Ref: Trove.

Item #CL187-101

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