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An English road-mender's living van

late 19th / early 20th Century

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An English road-mender’s living van

late 19th / early 20th Century

the barrel roof and rectangular body clad in old corrugated iron on a timber frame, old paint finish; raised on timber axles, the graduated pairs of spoked cast-iron wheels on iron half-axles, one pair on a bogey, the cabin in its original condition - boarded to the ceiling, walls and floor - a sprung drop-down bed-base hinged to one corner, a cast-iron stove to another and a single window to one side,


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Dimensions: 305cm (120") High, 260cm (102¼") Wide, 366cm (144") Long, Cabin external measurements = 240 x 202 x 366cm (h x w x l )
Stock code: 46313

Larger than usual authentic Shepherd’s hut this living van was likely used on the Highway – perhaps hauled by a steam-roller. It is wonderfully original  – the interior still has the fold-down bed base and a cast-iron stove.