Horse-drawn refuse cart in Dorrator Rd, Falkirk

Maker
Falkirk Town Council. Sanitary Inspector
Production date
1936-1937
Description
A Clydesdale horse is hitched to a refuse cart outside a villa. The cart is fitted with pneumatic tyres. It is raining and the horse has a short cover over its hindquarters. It is wearing the peaked Scottish neck collar. The collector/driver (Mr Mallett) holding the reins is wearing a rough hessian apron.
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Department
Production date
1936-1937
Subject notes
Message on cart reads "If your rates you would reduce, reduce the refuse you produce". Refuse collection was undertaken by Falkirk Town Council Cleansing Department and was funded out of the rates - hence the slogan on the side of the cart. The cart had a capacity of about one tonne of refuse and covered about 100 houses a day. Photographs given to council workers.
Accession number
P15864

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