Horse Dray

Description

This dray measures 2m by 2m, with a pair of 2m long shafts. It has been extensively rebuilt using recycled timber. Kauri pine was used for the body and spotted gum for the shafts and felloes. There is a wind-on brake on the near side of the dray which would be operated by a driver walking next to the dray rather than riding in it.

Colour

Blue body with orange red undercarriage.

History

This dray is typical of the general purpose farm vehicles used in south-east Queensland and was purchased by Mr Kev Teys for work on his Kingsthorpe dairy and mixed farm in 1950. He donated it to the Cobb & Co. Museum and helped carry out the extensive restoration work needed to repair the vehicle.

Registration

H20903

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