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Hattam Stores, Elsternwick, Coolamon NSW

Hattams men's and boy's wear shop is located at 383 Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick in the Melbourne conurbation. The firm was established in 1879. It has a Rapid Wire system with three lines radiating from the cash office. The system is in working order, but not used for carrying cash. I photographed it in September 2004.

Shop window and sign
The exterior of the shop on Glenhuntly Road.
Clothes for sale inside the shop
The interior with the cash office location half-way along the right-hand wall.
Three lines converging at the former cash office
The position of the cash office. It looks from the rail as though there might have been one more line.
Rapid Wire propulsion
One of the propulsions.
Close-up of handle and pulley
Close-up of the handle and pulley. The design above the pulley and the type of handle are different from British examples.

A carrier and part of propulsion

A car held at one of the propulsions

LOCATIONS - New South Wales