A new use for a wheelbarrow (the new "Snailaplane"). .
Reference Number: Eph-A-SPORT-1935-01
Shows Mr Lukey (not smiling) standing holding handles of wheelbarrow in which sits Mr Schofield (smiling). A sign on the barrow advertises N W Thomas & Co Ltd, Engineering & Machinery merchants, of Wellington. The picture is autographed by both men.
A new use for a wheelbarrow (the new "Snailaplane"). ., Reference Number Eph-A-SPORT-1935-01 (1 digitised items)
Extent: 1 b&w photo-mechanical print(s) on front cover of souvenir pamphlet.Photolithograph, 222 x 144 mm.. Vertical imageEphemera
Historical Notes: According to cover information, the men left Auckland on Monday, August 5th . The Dominion reports that they successfully reached Wellington at noon on 5th September to a civic reception. They travelled about 520 miles, undaunted by rain, thunder and lightning, sleet, wind and snow, averaging 17 miles a day. Their longest day was 28 miles between Wanganui and Bulls. The barrow was fitted with a cushioned seat, pneumatic wheel, footrest, headlights, clock, thermometer, horn, rubber handgrips, a harness for the pusher. Lukey the pusher maintained his weight, but Schofield the sitter lost four pounds. (See Dominion, 6 September 1935, page 6, column d).
Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Use photographic copy where possible.
Other copies available: File print and colour transparency in Ephemera Room.
Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - centre: [Autographs of both men].
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