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Registration Number: H14882

Name or Title: Tip Dray

Classification: CH classification TRANSPORT Horse dray

Brief Description: 2 wheeled, unsprung, unpainted, pair of shafts. No back or front to tray. Has tipping machanism.

Collection: Social History

History and Use: Tip drays were used to move loads such as rock from mines, manure on farms, an crushed stone for road construction. The dray was constructed of hardwood throughout. Tip dray were usually smaller than the other drays, as the loads were heavy and usually pulled by only one horse. The dray, also called a tip cart, would hold around one tonne of gravel. The tipping lever and mechanism is in the front of the vehicle between the shafts. (Bolton Collection)

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