Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Kerosene cart - before 1960s - Exhibit at Mr.Martin Wickremasinghe's house.

The cart was drawn by a bull and would arrive on the streets of a village. The carter had a long metal blow-horn to announce his presence. The villagers would arrive with empty bottles or tin cans to buy their supply of kerosene oil measured in 'bottles' or 'gallons'. The carter would open the tap fixed at the rear lower part of the metal drum mounted on the cart, into measuring cans, carried suspended in a net below the cart. It was a weekly event in the village where the urchins had a good laugh at the antics of the carter. 

Boats - Exhibits at the Martin Wickremasinghe ancestral property.