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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosiersmoker View Post
    Any full pictures of the above wool wagon? It seems the top of this one is masked for some reason. Maybe the guys on top were camera shy or wouldn't sign a release for their images? Robbers? Murderers? Political refugees? Three Stooges at their summer job?

    Well actually that photo of the loaded LORRIES of wool, are only 'around town clowns', look at how many horses are hitched to the front LORRY.

    Just 4 horses for about 10 ton of wool, so it would NOT be going very far with those few horses, maybe it's being moved from one wool store to another wool store just down the road. With only 4 horses hitched, they would NEVER be able to pull that load up a slight incline, let alone bring it all the way into town from miles away out bush.

    A LORRY has 4 SMALL wheels and they are ALL under the loaded platform, a WAGGON, note the double 'G' which is the correct way to spell a horse drawn Waggon, has 4 wheels as well, BUT, the top of the rear wheels are always above the loaded platform and the rear wheels are a wider track than the loaded platform as well.

    A Waggon that is loaded with about, say 14 tons of wool, would require at least 16 horses to move the vehicle over long distances, a big draft horse can push about 1 ton, so 16 big draft horses are capable of pushing about 16 ton.

    Pushing is the correct term/name for a draft animal to move a vehicle, they PUSH into the collar, which is attached to the’Traces’, which are normally attached to a Swingle Bar ( some times the Traces are attached directly to the vehicle, but not that often ), which in turn is attached to the vehicle. So if anybody says that a horse pulls the vehicle, ask them — do they attach the Horses Tail directly to the vehicle ?

    For those that have a thirst for further knowledge ---------------

    https://www.notechmagazine.com/2013/...ol-wagons.html
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    Lexington Kentucky police cars with built-in gun ports, 1934.
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    greenie - It looks like the waggons are also referred to as Drays as shown in the writing through whited out part. I reversed the image and can read: "Black out sky and all (unreadable word) on drays".Vintage work crew photos-sky-writing.jpg

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    "Lexington Kentucky police cars with built-in gun ports, 1934."

    Before two radio was in full use, I reckon each car had to be prepared to do battle on it's own.
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    I was able to enhance the writing by playing with the curves, the word looks like Jyuno or Fyuno ?

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    Could it be figures?

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    That makes much more sense than my guess!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosiersmoker View Post
    greenie - It looks like the waggons are also referred to as Drays as shown in the writing through whited out part. I reversed the image and can read: "Black out sky and all (unreadable word) on drays".Click image for larger version. 

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    Actually in Australia, the word DRAY refers to a two wheeled heavy cart, now in ENGLAND the word DRAY, does refer to a 4 wheeled vehicle.
    The photo in question was taken in Australia, so who-ever wrote that on the top of the photo has used the wrong name for the vehicle.
    You will see numerous photo's with the wrong description marked on them by well meaning persons.

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    Guys, I'm thinking it is an 'instruction' to 'block out sky and all figures on drays', which was done in the photo we see. Cheers
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    re post #1152, the gunport police cars. Officer riding shotgun, literally, in vehicle [second from left] #4931 appears little too enthusiastic.
    Very close to period the Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum went public; right along with expected interest from law enforcement. One goal for the designers was sufficient power to penetrate automotive body panels.
    Clyde Barrow was not the only criminal using cars to hit remote locations, then escape via speed and distance. It worked until one day in Louisiana. . .
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