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Cable Tram - John Stephenson & Co., New York, 1885 Object Reg. No: ST 029013

Summary:
Tram no. 1 of the Melbourne cable tram system consisting of a dummy (grip car) and trailer car. Made by John Stephenson & Co., New York, 1885. Includes piece of track.
Description:
Cable Tram Grip Car, it is the forward part of the cable tram that gripped the cable. Made from metal and wooden frame with roof and seats. Dummy-length 4.8m. Weight 2.9 tonnes trailer-length 6.7m. Weight 2.5 tonnes.

The List of parts: Dummy or 'Grip Car', Trailer, Cable, Pulley wheel, 3 Tracks, Grip and a Leather strap located ME9
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramways Board (MMTB), 1940
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 316 cm (Height), 230 cm (Width), 1250 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: These include both trailer and 'dummy' cars, individually, Trailer Car: L 750; W 200; H 300 cm; and 'Dummy' or Grip Car: L 490; W 230; H 316 cm.Height does not include grip mechanism extending below track level when fitted to 'Dummy' Car.

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Tagged with: cable trams, trams
Themes this item is part of: Transport Collection
Primary Classification: RAIL TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Cable Tramways
Tertiary Classification: tram cars
Manufacturer: John Stephenson & Co, New York, New York State, United States of America, 1885

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