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Model - Fruiterer's Van, 'Ah Chang, Fruit & Vegetables', 1920s Object Reg. No: ST 035825

Summary:
Horse-drawn fruiterer's van of the type used in Melbourne in the 1920s. Model made by Ron Titchener in 1983.
Description:
1:20 scale model of a fruiterer's van with four wheels and a driver's seat at the front. It features a black leather roof and seat, black metal chassis, brake mechanism and head lamps, green wooden panels and spokes. There is immitation fruit and vegetables, cloth wheat sacks and a set of metal scales inside the van.

The steering and break mechanisms are operable, the wheels rotate and the back panel unlocks and swings down.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 260 mm (Height), 205 mm (Width), 510 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: chinese immigration, commercial vehicles, horsedrawn vehicles, fruiterers, delivery vans, horsedrawn vans
Themes this item is part of: Ron Titchener - Railway Modelmaker (1915-2000), Transport Collection
Primary Classification: ROAD TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Horse Drawn Vehicles
Tertiary Classification: vans & delivery carts
Inscriptions: On each side of the van in gold lettering: 'AH CHANG' / 'FRUIT & VEGETABLES'
Modelmaker: Mr Ron Titchener, Victoria, Australia, 1983

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