Francis Henry Davis (1858-1940)

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Francis H. Davis, detail from a larger image, Phoenix Foundry Apprentices with their Model Locomotive Engine, Ballarat Historical Society Collection (Cat. No. 217.80), held at the Gold Museum. Image Copyright: Sovereign Hill Museums Association



In 1878, a Model Locomotive Engine was made by Francis H. Davis, who was apprenticed to the Phoenix Foundry. He built the model with his fellow apprentices James Campbell Brown (1857-1936), Louis Ludwig Ballhausen (1857-1912), Samuel John Morgan (1856-1939) and Herman Recard Warlond (1857-1948).

The steam engine was donated to the Ballarat School of Mines Museum, and is now part of the Ballarat Historical Society Collection, which is held at the Gold Museum.

Also See

Australian Juvenile Industrial Exhibition

Model Locomotive Engine

Phoenix Foundry



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--CMuir 11:58, 1 March 2013 (EST)

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