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4 wheeled furniture wagon converted to a caravan. Green and red. Rear glass door. Used by Bolton children as Playhouse.
CH classification TRANSPORT Horse horse caravan
L3,657 x W1,828
History and use
This was a Melbourne furniture van which was converted to a caravan for holidays. The original canvas roof was replaced by metal in the 1960s. It is fitted with a pole for two horses. Many businesses borrowed furniture vans for staff picnics. It could carry up to 30 people on improvised seats. The van was probably built by Deumers of Richmond in Melbourne who specialised in furniture vans.

This vehicle was bought from Melbourne to Toowoomba in the early 1950s by the (Bolton Collection)
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