Town Lorry

Description

This low flat top wagon, 1.82m wide and 4.6m long, has an elevated seat for the driver. There are no floor boards as it was used to carry a banner in Labour Day processions in Brisbane from around 1910.

The loading platform is mounted on its own turntable and it has decorative scalloped edges.

Colour

Dark green body with cream lining, maroon undercarriage with dark green and cream lining.

History

Many small flat top wagons were seen around the railways and docks hauling large loads of wool and other goods. The small wheels made them suitable for short hauls over reasonably good roads. Donated to the Queensland Museum by the Queensland Trades and Labour Council in 1970.

Registration

H7853

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