Photograph, George Cushnie's Steam Engine; Clayton, Fred; 1900-1910; WY.1989.457
Photograph, George Cushnie's Steam EngineAbout this object
This is a photograph of George Cushnie's 8HP Marshall Steam Engine driving a Reid and Grey threshing mill. This steam engine was bought at the Dunedin exhibition.
The information on the reverse of the photo tells us that the 6 hp (predeccessor to this steam engine) went through the Wyndham bridge. There are several notes on the back, one of these being 'owned by Andrew Simpson - Bob Dodds not related to Jim.' These comments are referring to the steam engine that went through the Wyndham bridge causing the early demise of Robert Dodds in 1891.
Another note states the stacks were a maternity home for rabbits that Davey Neil killed. Davey Neil being a skilled local butcher who killed beef to be transported on the steam ship the 'Dunedin'.
1910sMedium and Materials
organic, vegetal, processed material, paper, photographic paper
organic, vegetal, processed material, paper, card
On the front of photo in lower right corner on a yellow sticker
Makers mark below the photograph
'Fred. Clayton, PhotO, INVERCARGILL'
Stamped on back of mount:
'THE LACTOSE COMPANY OF NEW ZEALAND LIMITED'
Written in pencil on the back of the mount: 'Maternity home for rabbits'
'Davey Neil Killed'
'owned by Simpson - Bob Dodds not dated Jim.
6HP prodecessor went thru the Wyndham Bridge
Brought a Dunedin Exhibition.
8 HP Marshall Engine
Still going hauling logs
Geo Cushnie's Mill
On upper edge of photo in blue ink
'WY 89 457 Cushnie'
Added in pencil on lower right
h 230 mm x w 285 mmSubject and Association Keywords
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