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LOCAL COLLECTORS – TEDDY POWELL’S MINIATURE STEAM ENGINES

LOCAL COLLECTORS – TEDDY POWELL’S MINIATURE STEAM ENGINES

MUSEUM EVENTS: 15 DECEMBER 2020
Local Collectors – Teddy Powell’s Miniature Steam Engines

 

The Tinkerer

Tinkerer: one who enjoys experimenting with and repairing machine parts

 

Teddy Powell comes from a line of tinkerers. His father could turn his hand to fixing or remodelling anything mechanical. Teddy spend his childhood watching and learning how engines work.

It was love at first sight when Teddy saw his first model stationary steam engine.  Pretty soon he was buying new, used and collectable engines and tinkering with them.

As a tinkerer, Teddy has the skills to bring his collection to life. These are working engines in miniature, attached to moving accessories. Notice the Ferris Wheel, the Merry Go Round or the cement mixer. It’s Teddy skills at fixing, mixing and imagining working models that make this collection special.

Teddy will be demonstrating his working models every day at 10.30; 11.30 and 12.30. In between, you can talk to him about tinkering, engines and growing up in Far North Queensland.

 

Open from January 4th to January 9th 2021

Cairns Museum is located at the corner of Lake and Shields Street. For more information contact 4051 5582 or email info@cairnsmuseum.org.au.

 

Covid-safe measures are in place.

ADMISSION TIMES:

Monday to Saturday 10-4pm

 

ADMISSION PRICES:

Adult: $15

Child (under 14): $6

Family (2 parents or grandparents + 2 kids): $30

Concession: $12

Members: FREE

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