Caravan ["Stowaway" Expanding Caravan Trailer]

Maker and role
Hedley Hayman, Maker
Production date
1935
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Object detail

Accession number
2015.137
Production period
Description
Early pop top caravan with two fold out sides, Five Berth Model patented Nov 1 1935 by Hedley Vicars Hayman who designed and manufactured these caravans in Birkenhead Auckland. Solid wood construction with single door and 2 sets of glass windows on either side and one rear glass window. Top is opened by hand crank located underneath the front door. The solid wood walls fold outwards to support roof. Cupboards and food safe are assembled in a row on the floor and braced with a length of wood, these items can be attached to the walls once the walls have been folded out. Kitchen cupboards are fixed to front wall. Kitchen includes water tap which can be accessed externally on the back right wall. Caravan can sleep up to 5 people on two beds and one fold down single bed from the right wall. Additional storage can be found underneath and in both double beds. Caravan is supported by 4 fold down legs located under each corner of the frame.

Caravan includes kitchenware, textiles, manchester and cleaning products.
Marks
5 BERTH MODEL Label
Collection
Credit Line
Hedley Hayman. 1935. Caravan ["Stowaway" Expanding Caravan Trailer], 2015.137. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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