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Red enamelled cast iron H shaped frame with rectangle base. Top part of frame hold two brass cylindrical rollers with a pattern of circular indentations across rollers, the rollers sit one above the other. Two brass clasps are bolted in place at the top of the frame to hold rollers in place.On one side two cogs are attached to the two rollers, the bottom cog has a curved metal handle attached with a wooded handgrip, which fits at a right angle to the handle. Back part of frame has a slope feeding into rollers, front part of frame has an angled slope away from the rollers. The frame is bolted to the base.

Historical information

Confectionery rollers manufactured in the1880's, purchased by Maureen Richardson in Victoria, where then used as display items at the Silver Pan Confectionery Company shop at Pioneer Village in Armadale between April 1980 and 1984. The mould is the same as lollies that they produced in their factory and sold at the store. Examples of lollies of this shape included the round fruit drops that were sugar coated and round eucalyptus drops.
Maureen Richardson manufactured lollies in the Kelmscott light industrial area on Owen Road between 1981 and 1986, they sold the Pioneer Village shop in 1984 but kept manufacturing and selling the old style lollies, in 1987 they sold the manufacturing equipment.



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22 cm
Height or length
45 cm
Statement of significance

This object is part of a collection that represents the commercial history of the City of Armadale. It represents the many different businesses that have operated in the local area and how those businesses have evolved over time. Businesses play an important role within a community, they provide wanted and needed goods and services, employment, income and opportunities to the local community. They can also operate as important social connectors, places where people gathered and engaged with other members of the community.

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Rare or representative
Well provenanced
City of Armadale - History House

City of Armadale - History House

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