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20 Were the tools for marking cargo?

The tools found in the unclaimed suitcase were originally thought to have been the type a ship’s Third Officer might use to cut stencils and mark-up cargo.

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 Above is an example of what a shipload of cargo looks like prior to loading (circa 1945)

It would appear that the tools found in the Somerton Man’s suitcase may not have been up to the job.

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Colonel Wassily de Basil organised the Ballet Russes’ tours of Australia and had a reputation of being tight with his outlays for both costume and slipper replacements, so much so the dancers were at times expected to do the job themselves.

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I watched as she took us through the process of building a ballet slipper, 10 minutes, found her on YouTube sitting at her work table going through the items she needed to build a shoe. There weren’t many, among them a last*, a pair of scissors, a cutting tool and a pencil. Thread.

*A last is a mechanical form that has a shape similar to that of a human foot. It is used by shoemakers in the manufacture and repair of shoes.

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