Fuel Containers from the collection of the Marlborough Vintage Farm Machinery Society Inc
The Marlborough Vintage Farm Machinery Society Inc operates from a number of buildings in the Brayshaw Park complex in Blenheim.
The Society collects and preserves equipment used on farms in the Marlborough district. The restoration of many items is complete while others form on-going projects with members contributing many hours to fully strip and rebuild these relics of our rural past.
This exhibit showcases Fuel Containers - or more precisely, the boxes used to store and handle fuel containers. Quote: "These brand names from Kerosene Boxs (sic) are from the early days of motoring when all fuel came in 4 gallon tins, 2 in a case. In the 1930's drums, bowsers and tankers arrived and these names disappeared"
At present this is the wall-mounted collection of 'box ends'. Shortly we will catalog the larger collection of tins, containers and actual boxes that are on a very large shelf in the Denton building.
If you would like to see the machinery in person, the main collection is housed in the Denton Building at Brayshaw Park. It is open on Sunday afternoons from 1.30 p.m. until 4.30 p.m. There is ample parking and entrance is by donation.
Click on 'Start Exhibit' above to begin a guided tour, or click on an image to the left to go directly to that record, or click on 'Table of Contents' above for a list of all records in the exhibit.