Farmer's Spring Wagon

Description

The four-wheeled wagon has a driver’s seat, semi-elliptical springs, foot brake, light fittings, hinged tail gate and pole for two horses. The small front wheels assist turning in narrow streets.

Colour

Indian red body with bright red lines and fine white lining and scroll work; cream undercarriage with red and parallel dark blue lines.

History

Made by Hamilton’s Coachworks in Chermside c1923 then restored and elaborately painted and lined by Mr Alex Hamilton for the Queensland Museum in 1967. The vehicle was used by Bucholtz Bros of Myrtletown to transport their produce, especially grapes, to the Brisbane markets.

Registration

H2629

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