Drover's Wagon

Drover's Wagon

Description

A medium-sized van 2.9m long with tyres measuring 50mm. The van has a high driver’s seat, a tool compartment under the footrest and a hinged tail-gate. The body is mounted on a thoroughbrace undercarriage and has the usual two foot brakes.

Colour

Brown body with a thicker black line and fine yellow lines; undercarriage is yellow with black lining.

History

A useful wagon that was popular with drovers and for cartage of a good quantity of fodder or supplies. Although a similar style van was advertised in the Cobb & Co. factory catalogue in 1915, the thoroughbrace wagon was not exclusive to the Charleville factory. This vehicle was restored by Ferguson’s Coachworks of Toowoomba. (Bolton Collection)

Registration

H14817

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