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Registration Number R951
Classification CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Armour helmet
Name or Title Helmet
History and Use

Air Raid Warden's helmet as supplied to certain Queensland Railways' staff during World War II.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.

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Registration Number R824
Classification CH classification TRANSPORT Railways
Name or Title Number Plate - "No. 3"
Production Date 1899
History and Use

This locomotive number plate came from a locomotive built by Walkers Ltd, Maryborough for the Chillagoe Railway & Mining Co in 1899. It was the same design as Queensland Railways B15 Class. This locomotive was purchased by Queensland Railways in 1919 along with the Chillagoe Railway. The plate originally carried the wording "Chillagoe Railway & Mines Ltd" but this was ground off when coming under the ownership of Queensland Railways. It was rebuilt as a B15 Converted in 1928. No.3 spent its working life in the Northern Division and was scrapped in November 1961.

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Registration Number H41730.1
Classification CH classification TRANSPORT Aviation ultra light
Name or Title Flying Flea Light Aircraft - Avions Henri Mignet HM 14
Production Place Queensland/Australia
Production Date 1935
History and Use

The ultra-lightweight Flying Flea was designed in France in the 1930s by Henri Mignet. The design plans were intended for hobby builders, and considerable numbers were constructed throughout the world. Flying Fleas were home built and driven by whatever engine the builder could obtain.

Flying Fleas are essentially biplanes with a staggered wing arrangement, the lower wing set well behind the upper. They have a vertical moveable tail, but no horizontal tail surfaces and no elevators. Pitch control was instead provided by tilting the upper wing to change its angle. Steering was achieved by manipulating the tail via the same joystick that controlled the wings. The propeller was mounted on the front of the engine, which itself was mounted at the front of the plane, forward of the upper wing.

This example was built by members of the Roberts family of Ipswich in 1935. Made predominantly from plywood and canvas, this example of the plane is powered by a 23 horsepower (17 kW) four cylinder in-line Henderson motorcycle engine. Due to the large numbers of crashes of Flying Fleas, particularly in Britain, the Roberts’ aircraft was not officially allowed to fly. After one unofficial test it was stored under the Roberts’ home until they donated it to the Queensland Museum in 1982.

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Registration Number H48166
Classification CH classification MILITARY Army
CH classification TRANSPORT Horse sulky
Name or Title Army General Service wagon.
Production Place Birmingham/England
Production Date 1916
History and Use

These Mark X General Service wagons were built in the tens of thousands in the First World War, and were used by British Forces (including the Australian Army) to carry supplies and equipment. This wagon was used by the Australian Army until 1947 when it was purchased by Ray Gordon at Singleton NSW for use on his Musewllbrook farm.

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Registration Number R391
Classification CH classification TRANSPORT
Name or Title Headboard - "Midlander"
History and Use

Metal headboard attached to the lead locomotive on the air-conditioned passenger train operating between Rockhampton and Winton. This sign was later replaced by an illuminated headboard.

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Registration Number R392
Classification CH classification TRANSPORT
Name or Title Headboard - "Westlander"
History and Use

Metal headboard attached to the lead locomotive on the air-conditioned passenger train operating between Brisbane and Cunnamulla. This sign was later replaced by an illuminated headboard.

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Registration Number H49433
Classification CH classification RURAL INDUSTRY Livestock Sheep
Name or Title Wool Pack
Production Place Bangladesh
History and Use

Wool packs made of jute were filled at shearing sheds to form wool bales for transport. Wool reamined in the wool packs through all transport and storeage until the wool was processed at a woollen mill. Around 180 kg of wool was squeezed into each bale in wool presses, found in every shearing shed. The job of wool presser was a specialist occupation in the shearing shed. Jute wool packs were replaced by lighter synthetic packs from the 1990s.
Donor Bob Edwards used pieces of jute wool packs to line saddles in his work as a saddler and harnessmaker.

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Registration Number H49447
Classification CH classification LIGHTING
CH classification TRADES Plumbing
CH classification TRADES Tinsmithing
Name or Title Street lamp.
Production Place Lowood/South Central/Queensland/Australia
History and Use

Richard ( Dick) Holm had a Lowood plumbing business from the 1930s. Sheet metal manufacturing and soldering were part of the plumbing trade in the era of corregated steel water tanks and roofs 1850s - 1950s). Dick Holm also made jugs, lamps, tubs, window awnings, roof finials, roof vents etc of sheet metal, both as part of his business and as a hobby.
This handmade lamp is of a style used for street lighting in the nineteenth and early 20th centuries.

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Registration Number H49448
Classification CH classification LIGHTING Kerosene & Oil kerosene lamp
CH classification TRADES Plumbing
CH classification TRADES Tinsmithing
Name or Title Wall mounted lamp.
Production Place Lowood/South Central/Queensland/Australia
History and Use

The lamp was made by Richard (Dick) Holm, who was a plumber in Lowood from the 1930s until the 1980s. He manufactured items from galvanised steel sheet by hand. The joints are soldered with lead 'plumber's solder'. Dick Holm made tanks, oil lamps, jugs, basins etc as part of his plumbing business, but also as a hobby. He would aquire 19th Century items such as old lamps and then make copies.

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Registration Number H49453
Classification CH classification TOOLS Multipurpose hole cutter
CH classification TRADES Wheelwrighting
Name or Title Washer and gasket circle cutter
Production Place Unknown
History and Use

Washer and gasket circle cutter. Used to cut leather wheel washers which were placed on an axle ends against the collars, prior to putting the wooden wheels on the axles. The washers reduced friction as the wheels turned. The washer cutters could be used by wheelwrights, or any person maintaing a buggy or cart by removing the wheels and greasing the axle ends. Worn or compressed washers would be replaced as part of normal maintenance. The central pivot has a square shank to fit a brace drill. The blades to cut the inside and outside diameters of the washer are adjustable.

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Registration Number H49454
Classification CH classification TOOLS Multipurpose
CH classification TRADES Wheelwrighting
Name or Title Trammel
History and Use

Trammel, used by wheelwrights to scribe arcs when making wheel fellies. Trammels are adjustable to produce arcs of varying diameters. Arcs could be directly scribed on to timber planks to make lines for sawing out fellies (the outside timber parts of a wheel), or on to metal sheet to be cut out to make fellie patterns. Trammels could also be used in other trades where arcs or circles were drawn including carpentry, engineering and sheet metalwork.

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Registration Number H49456
Classification CH classification TRADES Wheelwrighting
CH classification TOOLS Tools
Name or Title Double callipers.
Production Place Sydney/New South Wales/Australia
History and Use

Double callipers. These are used by woodturners including wheelwrights to capture two different outside diameters. Double callipers would be useful when turning wheel hubs on a lathe. Both the narrower end size and the belly diameter could be held for producing multiple wheels.
The item was donated by wheelwright Mike Hendrikson from Kariong NSW and formerly of Sydney, and was probably acquired around Sydney.

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Registration Number H49438
Classification CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Edged weapons bayonet
Name or Title Bayonet and scabbard
Production Place Sheffield/South Yorkshire/England
Production Date 1918
History and Use

The 1907 Patent bayonet was used with Lee Enfield .303 rifles by Commonwealth countries including Australia in World War I and World War II, and up until the 1950s.The Sanderson company which made the bayonet manufactired tool steel and tools in Sheffield England.

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Registration Number H49440
Classification CH classification MILITARY Army Transport
CH classification TRANSPORT Horse Harness bit
Name or Title Military horse bit
Production Place England
Production Date 1914
History and Use

Military horse bit, British pattern, as used by Commonwealth forces in the First World War. Used with both ridden and harnessed horses. Also known as an elbow bit. Walsall in the West Midlands was the centre of the production of leather goods.

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Registration Number H49444
Classification CH classification MILITARY Army
Name or Title Ammunition box
Production Place Melbourne/Victoria/Australia
History and Use

he Colonial Ammunition Company produced .303 ammunition for the Australian Army in the First World War. The Company operated fron 1888 until 1926 when it was purchased by the Australian Government and became the Small Arms Ammunition Factory No1.
A company of the same name operated in Auckland NZ.

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Registration Number H49437
Classification CH classification RURAL INDUSTRY
Name or Title Grinding mill
Production Place Shropshire/England
History and Use

The grinding mill was used by the McClymont family on their farm at Westbrook west of Toowoomba. Produce such as corn and oats for horses was commonly grown and used on the farm. Fodder for horses was often sold as a cash crop to livery stables and produce merchants.

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Registration Number H49439
Classification CH classification MILITARY Army Transport
CH classification TRANSPORT Horse
Name or Title Army horse picket chains
History and Use

Army picket chains were worn by transport horses. When the horses were not working they could be tethered in picket lines. (Note; Ridden horses such as those belonging to officers and the Light Horse usually had picket ropes rather than chains.)

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Registration Number H49426
Classification CH classification MILITARY Army Transport
CH classification TRANSPORT Horse Harness
Name or Title Military harness
Production Date Circa 1916
History and Use

This type of military harness was used by British Forces (including Australia) in the First World War, and through to the Second World War. Some parts were made by Martins of Birmimgham, and others by EO Robathan of Walsall.All parts are dated 1917.

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Registration Number H49435
Classification CH classification TRANSPORT Horse Harness pack saddle components
Name or Title Packsaddle canteen
Production Place Adelaide/South Australia/Australia
History and Use

This packsaddle canteen was found in far western Queensland or Northern Territory. The cateen would have been one of a pair carried on a horse, on either side of a packsaddle. The canteen carried 5 gallons (22.7litres). Canteens were necessary whentravelling in regions where water sorces were far apart.
Note- the bung/lid was missing on donation.

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Registration Number R7005
Classification CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
Name or Title Model - Deutsche Reichsbahn 08 Steam Locomotive
History and Use

The T-House model rail collection is a collection of national and international significance due to the size, quality and scope of the collection.

The collection, assembled over 30 years from the 1970s to the 1990s, holds 10 000+ models of locomotives, carriages and wagons. The collection is in excellent – often mint – condition. The models were collected by Mr Marsden Williams, who was born, raised and spent his life in the Wollongong area. Mr Williams was a business man who was renowned for philanthropy, he was an intensely private man, who nevertheless was well connected across the Australian business world. His 40 year fascination for model railways reflected his own interest in precision engineering, and his financial success allowed him to pursue his interest to a remarkable extent.

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Registration Number R7001
Classification CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
Name or Title Model - LNER Tank Locomotive
History and Use

The T-House model rail collection is a collection of national and international significance due to the size, quality and scope of the collection.

The collection, assembled over 30 years from the 1970s to the 1990s, holds 10 000+ models of locomotives, carriages and wagons. The collection is in excellent – often mint – condition. The models were collected by Mr Marsden Williams, who was born, raised and spent his life in the Wollongong area. Mr Williams was a business man who was renowned for philanthropy, he was an intensely private man, who nevertheless was well connected across the Australian business world. His 40 year fascination for model railways reflected his own interest in precision engineering, and his financial success allowed him to pursue his interest to a remarkable extent.

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Registration Number R7003
Classification CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
Name or Title Model - Deutsche Reichsbahn Steam Locomotive
Production Place West Germany
History and Use

The T-House model rail collection is a collection of national and international significance due to the size, quality and scope of the collection.

The collection, assembled over 30 years from the 1970s to the 1990s, holds 10 000+ models of locomotives, carriages and wagons. The collection is in excellent – often mint – condition. The models were collected by Mr Marsden Williams, who was born, raised and spent his life in the Wollongong area. Mr Williams was a business man who was renowned for philanthropy, he was an intensely private man, who nevertheless was well connected across the Australian business world. His 40 year fascination for model railways reflected his own interest in precision engineering, and his financial success allowed him to pursue his interest to a remarkable extent.

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Registration Number R7006
Classification CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
Name or Title Model - Live Steam French Tank Locomotive
History and Use

The T-House model rail collection is a collection of national and international significance due to the size, quality and scope of the collection.

The collection, assembled over 30 years from the 1970s to the 1990s, holds 10 000+ models of locomotives, carriages and wagons. The collection is in excellent – often mint – condition. The models were collected by Mr Marsden Williams, who was born, raised and spent his life in the Wollongong area. Mr Williams was a business man who was renowned for philanthropy, he was an intensely private man, who nevertheless was well connected across the Australian business world. His 40 year fascination for model railways reflected his own interest in precision engineering, and his financial success allowed him to pursue his interest to a remarkable extent.

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Registration Number R7004
Classification CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
Name or Title Model - Japanese C57 Steam Locomotive
History and Use

The T-House model rail collection is a collection of national and international significance due to the size, quality and scope of the collection.

The collection, assembled over 30 years from the 1970s to the 1990s, holds 10 000+ models of locomotives, carriages and wagons. The collection is in excellent – often mint – condition. The models were collected by Mr Marsden Williams, who was born, raised and spent his life in the Wollongong area. Mr Williams was a business man who was renowned for philanthropy, he was an intensely private man, who nevertheless was well connected across the Australian business world. His 40 year fascination for model railways reflected his own interest in precision engineering, and his financial success allowed him to pursue his interest to a remarkable extent.

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Registration Number R7008
Classification CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
Name or Title Model - Deutsche Bundesbahn 38 Steam Locomotive
History and Use

The T-House model rail collection is a collection of national and international significance due to the size, quality and scope of the collection.

The collection, assembled over 30 years from the 1970s to the 1990s, holds 10 000+ models of locomotives, carriages and wagons. The collection is in excellent – often mint – condition. The models were collected by Mr Marsden Williams, who was born, raised and spent his life in the Wollongong area. Mr Williams was a business man who was renowned for philanthropy, he was an intensely private man, who nevertheless was well connected across the Australian business world. His 40 year fascination for model railways reflected his own interest in precision engineering, and his financial success allowed him to pursue his interest to a remarkable extent.

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