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Furphy Water Cart

From the Collection of Andrew Ross Museum Main Road (Opposite General Store) Kangaroo Ground Victoria

Description
Water cart invented by John Furphy, who attended Andrew Ross's school between 1851 and 1855, and manufactured by the Furphy Foundry.
Size
143cm h x 80cm w
Object Registration
1015
Keywords
furphy nixon shepparton kangaroo ground
Historical information
Early Australian water cartage system, used originally in agricultural areas, later in theatres of war.
When Made
circa 1900
Made By
Furphy Foundry. (Agricultural equipment manufacturers.)
Significance
Iconic Australian company who pioneered agricultural equipment.
Inscriptions & Markings
Typical 'Good better best' and other words.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM