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Digital Photograph - Draught Horses in Show Harness for OT Limited, Soft Drink Manufacturer, at the Royal Melbourne Show, Ascot Vale, circa 1910 Image Reg. No: MM 111068

Description Of Content:
Show harness on two draught horses, drawing wagon at Royal Melbourne Show.

This photograph shows a 'Show' harness, on display on at the Royal Melbourne Show, Ascot Vale, circa 1910. The harness was made by J Kelly Harness Makers and Saddlers St Kilda, for O. T. Limited, a soft drink manufacturer. It was made in one week by John Kelly and sons. They won prizes at the Melbourne Show for their harnesses. The sign in photograph behind horses says 'Beef Cattle Show Ring' but has been 'whited out'.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Ms Elizabeth Kelly, 2006
Acknowledgement:
Contributed by Ms Elizabeth Kelly
Discipline: History

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Themes this item is part of: Working Life & Trades Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: ROAD TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Horse Drawn Vehicles
Tertiary Classification: harnesses
Inscriptions: 6' across
Organisations Depicted: Melbourne Showgrounds; O T Limited; Royal Agricultural Society, Victoria
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Ascot Vale, Victoria, Australia, circa 1910

Source of Date Depicted: Contributor's estimate, based on a similar photograph of horses in harness that was specifically dated.
Photographer: Unknown

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Carolyn Dick Posted on 10 Apr 2010 8:15 PM
This was my great grandfathers (John Denzel Jenkins) business OT Limited Softdrinks
It could be him on the cart as the man in the picture looks the spittingimage of my grandfather.
Discovery Centre Posted on 12 Apr 2010 3:24 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Thanks Carolyn, we'll pass this information on to our History & Technology staff.
Ren Posted on 03 Jan 2011 11:10 PM
Does anyone know what the 'OT' in OT Limited Softdrinks stands for?

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