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RESTORED 1929 MARSHALL ROLLER

The Marshall 1929 is the only one in the Southern Hemisphere. There is one other in the U.K. dated 1933. It has steam assisted steering not like the chain drive of conventional rollers. The Museum is the third owner, the original owners being the Christchurch City Council. The first job it did was the formation of the airport. It is classified as a footpath roller as the rollers follow directly behind each other. Colin has recently re-tubed it and it now has a current steam ticket after 22 years. It has a high speed forward and reverse mechanism to eliminate the problem of the rollers sinking into the finished road surface. The off-set vertical boiler is a most unusual feature.

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