Pair of cast-iron right-angle brackets painted grey with the letters "JCM" in the centre, from the cistern of a chain-pull overhead flushing toilet cistern. Manufactured by, or for, Messrs Richard Johnson, Clapham & Morris Ltd, of Manchester, indent merchants. Possibly part of a large consignment of 16,000 'J.C.M.' brand flushing cisterns ordered by the Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works as part of their work to undertake the sewering of Melbourne during the late 1890s.

Despite an adverse report

Brackets were donated to the Museum by Myles Whelan after his family demolition and scrap metal merchant company, Whelan the Wrecker closed down in 1991.

Physical Description

Pair of cast iron corner brackets painted grey. Bracket consists of two straight edges meeting at a right angle with decorative iron- work filling in the corner. Decoration has circles and curves with a centre oval containing nail or screw holes.

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