Wire Runner [Lamson]

Maker and role
Lamson Engineering (NZ) Ltd., Manufacturer
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Object detail

Accession number
1978.1174
Description
Cast iron metal section with circular top that has slots for a container. On top is a long flat section with 2 x large and 2 x small wheels in the middle for running smoothly over a long wire. Also sometimes known as Lamson cash carriers due to use of ferrying payment in stores between customer and cashier. Lamson were British company, established an NZ subsidiary by April 1908 as 'The Lamson Despatch Company of New Zealand limited' (later changed to Lamson Engineering NZ Ltd)- however nothing on object stating New Zealand made.
Marks
LAMSON Embossed
Credit Line
Lamson Engineering (NZ) Ltd.. Wire Runner [Lamson], 1978.1174. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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Thanks for your comment. We don't have this information available. An independent valuer would be able to help with this.

- MOTAT Curatorial Research on 08-10-2019 21:52:55

I just bought one of these with the orignal pins to hold the pulleys. Any idea of how much it is worth?

- Martin Forget on 08-10-2019 16:29:05

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