Railway Carriage, Passenger [A 557 / EA 2681, New Zealand Railways]
New Zealand Railways, Maker
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Second class carriage built in Petone in 1899 and operated until 1953 when it was transferred to the NZR Ways & Works Department and given the number EA2681 (non-revenue generating). Carriage fully retired from service in 1974.
A 557 built 1899 at Petone Workshops (44'0", 2nd class). Reclassified 03/01/1953 to EA 2681. Written off 12/08/1972 at New Plymouth. [source: nzrailwaysrollingstocklists.weebly.com]
Part 2: Water filter/dispenser with lid and waste water drain. Tall cylindrical cream-coloured ceramic container with a clear glaze. There are two handles on either side and an impressed patterned central band. There is a small circular opening a the bottom of the item where a tap would have been affixed to dispense the water. On the front is the text “Cheavin’s / ‘SALUDOR’ (SAFE WATER) / FILTER”. Below is a cartouche with “Drinking water of / Absolute Purity / BRITISH MADE / THROUGHOUT”. “LEADLESS GLAZE” is stamped at the top and “XB” at the bottom above the opening. A small “f” is embossed on the underside of the object. The interior is a receptacle for storing water - originally it would have had a charcoal filter component which is missing. The item has a ceramic domed lid. Possibly a part is missing as the lid does not fit snugly. There is a dark grey metal water drain, which would have the water dispenser sitting on top of it. The object is a round tray with a funnel at the front with a grille and a threaded opening. "1910" is embossed in the centre of the object.
TARE.14.7.2 / BCR Stencilled
W&W.ARA.8.70 / EA2681 Stencilled
WB.WG 2 72 [star] / OHL5.63 Stencilled
Cheavin’s / ‘SALUDOR’ (SAFE WATER) / FILTER / Drinking water of / Absolute Purity / BRITISH MADE / THROUGHOUT Printed
LEADLESS GLAZE / XB Stamped
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