Gaston "super wheel" scoop

Country
Australia
State/Province
Victoria
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Description
This Gaston "super wheel" scoop is painted green. It has a wooden frame and a metal seat attached to the rear of the scoop. It has four wheels and has an attachment that links to either a tractor or horses.
Classification
CH classification RURAL INDUSTRY Farm Machinery
Production place
Measurements
L4366 x W2356 x H1303mm
Media/Materials description
Wood
Metall
Paint
Signature/Marks
GASTON BROS. PTY. \ LTD. \ MAKERS \ KENSINGTON, VIC. NO 1879
History and use
The Gaston "super wheel" scoop was used for a variety of purposes including farming and dam sinking. This particular scoop was manufactured by a company called Gaston Bros. in Melbourne and is believed to be the same scoop used by the Thiess family when they began their business in Drayton.
Registration number
R6663

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