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Registration Number: R5954

Name or Title: Builders Plate - Ipswich No.1 1877

Classification: CH classification TRANSPORT Railways

Brief Description: Oval shaped brass plate. Front surface polished. Red paint infill in text. Black painted border. Two round mounting holes at either end. Back surface has circular section recessed at centre and around mounting holes. Circular milling marks visible.

Collection: Social History

Production Place: Ipswich/South East/Queensland/Australia

Production Date: 1877

Materials: Brass (Metals - Non-Ferrous) Paint (Surface Treatments)

Measurement : L267 x W160 x H10 mm

Signature/Marks: RAILWAY WORKS\No 1\IPSWICH\1877\QUEENSLAND

History and Use: This is one of three builder's plates affixed to the first steam locomotive to be built at the Railway Works, Ipswich. One builder's plate was located on each cab side and the third on the rear of the locomotive tender.
The locomotive was built using spare parts supplied with the first four locomotives built for Queensland's first railway, the Southern & Western.

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