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David Shearer

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Steam carriage. Exhibit at National Motor Museum, Australia.
Steam carriage. Exhibit at National Motor Museum, Australia.

The Shearer Brothers Machinery makers of Mannum, Australia

1876 John Shearer established a smithing business.

1877 His brothers David Shearer joined him. David had migrated to Australia from the Orkney Islands in 1852 and trained as a Blacksmith

1885 Started construction of a steam driven vehicle and it was completed 12 years later

1899 Maiden journey of the steam carriage

1936 David died

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