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Tortoiseshell card case. Item 3740.This side opening card case is constructed of tortoiseshell applied to a wooden carcase. It features ivory banding to the inside edges and a concertina arrangement to hold the cards. It is 110 mm in length, 80 mm wide and 12 mm thick. There is a small area of damage (18 mm x 6 mm) to one corner, otherwise it is in very good condition. C 1860.
Inside are two calling cards for William Henry Cleverdon (1855-1930), where the Melbourne address has been crossed out, which probably occurred when he moved to Geelong. Cleverdon was born in Richmond and trained to be an architect, designing many buildings in Melbourne, before setting up a practice in Geelong in September 1893. His work around Geelong includes the Batesford Recreational Hall, stone and iron palisading on St Mary’s church and the design of some Miller Homes.