Builder's Plate - Crane
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An oval iron plate with a painted black background and white lettering. There are two holes, one each side of the '1881' numerals.
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Manufacturer's Plate
H151 x W202 x D9mm
Iron (Metals - Ferrous) Paint (Surface Treatments)
RANSOMES & RAPIER \ 1881 \ MAKERS, LONDON
History and use
This Builder's Plate was fitted by Ransomes & Rapier to a manually operated crane they supplied to Queensland Railways in 1881. This crane would have been built at their works located in Ipswich, England although the plate refers to London where their head office or an agency may have been located.