Ashtray with Owen Gun Lysaghts badge
|Title||Ashtray with Owen Gun Lysaghts badge|
|Place made||Australia: New South Wales|
|Physical description||Nickel-plated brass|
Brass ashtray in nickle plate finish with an enamelled brass badge in the centre, showing an Owen gun over a white globe, with the words 'OWEN GUN' over 'LYSAGHTS' on a red background.
During the Second World War Lysaghts, an Australian iron and steel company, made over 45000 Owen sub-machine guns. The gun was the invention of Evelyn Ernest Owen of Wollongong, New South Wales who had been developing his weapon from 1931.