The Farmer's Rooftop Playground Train

Farmers Trading Company Limited, Attributed to

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Maker and Role
Farmers Trading Company Limited, Attributed to
Production Date
A model train of an animated engine car that seats one child. Originally from the Farmer's Trading Company's flagship store in Hobson Street, Auckland City. The store had a cafeteria and a rooftop playground. This model train was part of this playground.
Processed Material/Glass/Fibreglass
Processed Material/Synthetic/Plastic/Polyester/Polystyrene
Signature/Marks and Type
FTC Painted
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Credit Line
Farmers Trading Company Limited. 1921. The Farmer's Rooftop Playground Train, 2010.467. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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i wondering why the date of manufacture is 1921 ,i have the three animals that also were in the same playground,pelican,tiger and donkey also made of fiberglass,i would have thought 1950s would have been more likely time of manufacture

- scott bare

Posted on 07-02-2020 09:45:11