Steam Roller [Aveling and Porter]

Aveling and Porter Limited, Manufacturer

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Maker and Role
Aveling and Porter Limited, Manufacturer
Production Date
Heavy duty steam roller with two large wheels at the rear and one large roller on the front guided by a chain drive. There is a tall funnel in front of the driver's canopy.
Processed Material/Metal/Alloy/Steel
Processed Material/Metal/Iron/Cast Iron
Accession No
Credit Line
Aveling and Porter Limited. 1925. Steam Roller [Aveling and Porter], 1964.50. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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I believe this was donated by John Foley, it was used by him in much early roadwork in the Henderson area, was on the roadside at his farm when I was a child. My older brother managed tostart the engine after many years not going, the motor started in reverse which apparently generally ends in motor failure. Dad (John's youngest bro a diesel machanic) managed to shut it down .

- Murray Foley

Posted on 27-04-2020 06:11:21