His treasure trove mostly comes from rubbish tips where, at the end of the Pacific War, US forces dumped what was not deemed essential enough to bring home.
|Coca-cola or a hand grenade? While Ernest's collection is somewhat haphazard, |
he was quite funny pulling these two completely different objects off of the shelf to show us:
a coke bottle and a hand grenade!
|Ernest's collections includes medicine and perfume bottles, huge glass containers designed to hold acid for submarine batteries.|
|Besides coca-cola, beer was another commodity consumed by the military in vast amounts. Some of these bottles were made in Australia, others from the States.|
|Casing that once housed a camera gun sight of the sort that was used for recconoitre missions.|
|A pair of Japanese naval binoculars in not quite working order.|
|Ernest standing in the doorway of his tiny beach side museum|