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A black and white photograph of three men working on a lock.

From the Collection of Port of Echuca 52 Murray Esplanade Echuca Victoria

Description
A black and white photograph of three men working on a lock somewhere on the Murray River in South Australia. The device they are using is called a lock capstan.
Size
H 8.9 cms. X L 13.9 cms.
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Object Registration
P000043
Keywords
locks, renmark, euston, price family collection, murray river, capstan, lock capstan
Historical information
This photograph shows three men opening a lock, manually using a lock capstan. The men are fit and strong. The river behind them appears to be very high. Not sure what the era is, but is obviously before looks were mechanised. The devise they are using is called a lock capstan.
When Made
20/09/1984
Significance
This photograph shows how locks were manually opened to allow river transport to proceed.
Inscriptions & Markings
Written on the back in lead pencil Price. Opening up lock -probably Lock 7, Renmark. Maybe Euston.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:12AM