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Surcingle - Alex Morrison, Phar Lap Reg. No: SH 860327
- Blue woven surcingle that was part of a collection of Phar Lap's equipment which had been keep in a suitcase by his strapper Tommy Woodcock as a memorial to his beloved friend.
He brought the suitcase to the Museum of Victoria in 1979, and donated it and the contents to the Museum. Museum staff remember that he was visibly moved as he carefully removed each item from the case, such was his affection for the horse.
- Surcingle is made from blue hessian webbing with four inches of elastic before the strap, with a long leather fastening strap. A leather piece joining the hessian to the elastic has been stamped. There are sixteen holes in the leather strap.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr Tommy Woodcock
|Dimensions:||211.00 cm (Height), 4.50 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||animal husbandry, horse racing, recreation, horses, sport, racing industry, making history - phar lap|
|Themes this item is part of:||Tommy Woodcock, Race Horse Strapper & Trainer (1905-1985), Phar Lap, Champion Race Horse (1926-1932), David Davis, Entrepreneur & Race Horse Owner, Leisure Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Phar Lap Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Secondary Classification:||Horse Racing|
|Tertiary Classification:||horse tack|
|Inscriptions:||Printed on label: Aboyeur/ Alex Morrison/ 3941|
|Manufacturer:||Alex Morrison, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1928-1932|
|User:||Mr Tommy Woodcock, Mordialloc, Victoria, Australia, 1928-1932|
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