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farm implement

From the Collection of Orbost & District Historical Society Ruskin Street Orbost Victoria

Description
Four pieces of wood connected by iron fittings. Two pieces have iron loops at both ends. The two straight pieces appear to be newer. There are two swingle trees. It appears to be a 2-horse set of swinglebars with a double-bar. which has been added to and repaired.
Size
L-2760mm
Object Registration
2043
Keywords
agricultural-implement horses farming swinglebar
Historical information
This is a very common 'farm' style of old swinglebar. Blacksmiths and agricultural machinery suppliers made them by the thousands. They were used most commonly on heavy vehicles pulled by horses. This one would have been used on a farming property on the Orbost district.
Significance
This item is an example of an early farming implement used in the Orbost district. It also demonstrates the improvisation skills of the agricultural community.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:12AM