The colonial tinsmiths research continues; Barbara has managed to track down the remnant of several tinsmith businesses from South East Queensland, all at one repository at Highfields Pioneer Village. The collection of Ron Douglas of Toowoomba, elements from Smith & Robertson at Woolloongabba in Brisbane, the Williamson Brothers in Toowoomba and other local plumbers & drainers; M. & E.A. Garvey, F. J. Charles and Douglas United.

Ian Williamson was demonstrating lead nail making on the day and took time out to discuss the collection. Ian also demonstrated numerous rolling machines, explained the processes used in his trade and also alluded to other skills and trades, especially the tinsmiths working at the Ipswich Railway Engineering Works. He explained the specific tinware needs of the engineers and showed us the patterns and rollers used to make the various oil cans required.

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