Anvil, Combination Vice and Grindstone; Laidlaw Leeds; 1910-1920; WY.1988.46

Name/Title

Anvil, Combination Vice and Grindstone

About this object

This is a small anvil with grindstone and vice, a combination tool sold to farmers in the early 1900s as a smallholding tool kit. These were marketed by Laidlaw Leeds as part of their New Zealand wide mail order service.

The company was founded by Robert Laidlaw in 1909 selling agricultural related goods through mail order catalogues, following a successful American model. It was bought by Farmers Union members in 1910, and in 1916 renamed as the Farmers Union Trading Co (Auckland) Ltd. The company later expanded into retail and adopted the department store model we know today as 'Farmers'.

Maker

Laidlaw Leeds

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1910-1920

Period

1910s

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, metal, iron
organic, processed material, wood

Measurements

h 350 mm x w 770 mm x d 170 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Machinery and Tools

Object number

WY.1988.46

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