Oil Container - Newmarket Saleyards, Newmarket, pre 1987 Object Reg. No: SH 900177

Metal oil container used at Newmarket Saleyards. Possibly used for measuring oil or petrol, and to fill up tractors or other machinery.
Large conical-shaped metal vessel with handle and flared rim - wider at one side and pushed in to form spout. Apparently hand-made and welded from galvanised metal. Approximate width at neck 5cm. Approximately one gallon.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from State Government of Victoria Major Projects Unit, 1990
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 28.00 cm (Height), 18.50 cm (Width), 41.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: livestock, rural industry, livestock sale yards, making history - newmarket saleyards
Themes this item is part of: Administration & Maintenance at the Newmarket Saleyards, Municipality of Melbourne, Victoria, Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Newmarket Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Livestock Markets
Tertiary Classification: equipment
Inscriptions: Printed: '1 GALLON'
Place Used: Newmarket Saleyards, Newmarket, Victoria, Australia, pre 1987
User: Melbourne City Council (MCC), Newmarket, Victoria, Australia, pre 1987

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