T-Shirt

Production date
Circa 1985
Description
A white cotton tee shirt featuring a length of pipe being laid by a heavy machine with a profile of Mount Taranaki in the background. " SURREY ROAD / 85 / WAITARA VALLEY / 16 " is written in black on the right facing side of the mountain. " B P /BRYAN PERRY / HOLDINGS LTD " and " CML / CONSTRUCTION / MECHANICS / LTD " are written in black below the machinery. " PERRY C.M. / JOINT VENTURE / "there was / no race! " " is written in black and red text on the back of the T-Shirt. " STALLION / XXOS / 100 % COTTON " is written on a tag on the on the interior of the collar. Care and washing instructions are written on the back of the tag. "MADE IN NEW ZEALAND / BEARDSLEY PEARCE LTD LEVIN " is also written on this tag.
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Production date
Circa 1985
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This t-shirt design was commissioned in 1985 by Max Gray who owned Construction Mechanics. Construction Mechanics Ltd and Brian Perry Holdings Ltd were responsible for laying different sections of a pipeline between the New Plymouth tank farm and Waitara Valley and they entered into a race. Construction Mechanics Ltd won the race and Russell Gilmer, who worked for them, organised for Laurence Larkin to design and print the t-shirts.
Accession number
PA2010.211
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