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Plough Model - Mellor Brothers, Mouldboard, Stump Jump, Adelaide, circa 1880 Object Reg. No: ST 010116

Summary:
Model mouldboard plough, 3- furrow stump jump by Mellor Brothers (J.F. & F.R. Mellor), Adelaide, South Australia, about 1880.
Displayed at the 1880-81 International Exhibition, Melbourne.
Description:
Model of a plough, constructed from metal with the exception of the rims of the wheels which are made from copper alloy. The plough is articulated so all joints move, and it has been painted with matte red/pink, white and black paint. The spokes of the wheels are painted a more vibrant red. The chain around the pulley is made from copper alloy.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Exhibition: 1880 International, Melbourne, 1917
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 30.00 cm (Height), 26.50 cm (Width), 52.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, modelmaking, ploughs
Themes this item is part of: Mellor Brothers, Agricultural Implement Makers, South Australia, Australia, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Crop Management - Ploughing
Tertiary Classification: model ploughs
Modelmaker: Mellor Brothers, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, circa 1880

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