Coach - Cobb & Co; Fergusson & Co ?; 1900; R01846




Coach - Cobb & Co

About this object

Square wooden box body with half open sides and one door each side - four canvas blinds each side let down on leather straps to protect passengers from rain. Inside, two fixed and one moveable back bench seats - upholstered in maroon.

On front of coach a box forms the seat for driver and guard - upholstered dark brown.

American hickory wheels, steel treads, spoked, on wood axles and thorough braces (leather springs). Rear wheels larger and front wheels on central bolt for turning.

Steel rail around top of coach for luggage and rail on each side of drivers bench. Hand brake - wooden shaft and steel rod, to wood rods and pads on rear wheels. Front of drivers box curves up to form foot board and rest.
Fitted large central lamp over drivers box, metal with glass lens. Two side lamps (candles) chrome metal and glass - fitted in sockets attached to coach.
Canvas sheet on rear of coach and wood shelf - leather straps.
Also separate long wooden shaft which fixes onto front of coach and to which harness is attached.
Note: After purchase by museum no restoration work was necessary. 'Danish Wax' was applied to the paintwork which brought up the design work..


Fergusson & Co ?

Maker Role


Date Made


Place Made


Place Notes

Toowoomba Queensland

Medium and Materials

Indeterminate (Woods)
Leather (Animal/Human Remains)
Steel (Metals - Ferrous)
Paint (Surface Treatments)

Inscription and Marks

<Painted on board above door (both sides) > 'COBB & CO YULEBA - SURAT'
<Painted on door (both sides) > 'COBB & CO \ ROYAL MAIL'
<Painted on side of driver's seat (both sides) > 'LICENSED TO CARRY \ 12 \ PASSENGERS'
<Painted on side of driver's seat (both sides) below crown royal > 'VR'


3.75m x 2.05m x 2.6m

Credit Line

Purchased with funds supplied by the Bi-Centennial Committees and Mr Dan Holzapfel

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