Bicycle: Johnson's Grocery

Maker
Phillips
Production date
Pre 1949
Description
One black Phillips brand bicycle with a large basket on the front, and a sign reading ‘Johnson's’ hanging from the frame. The front wheel is smaller than the back wheel.
See full details

Object Detail


Maker
Production place
Production role
Manufacturer
Provenance details
In 1949 Stan Johnson took over Leigh and Co's grocery business. His son Colin joined the family business in 1957 and worked there until his retirement in 2016. Colin remembers the black grocer's bicycle being at the shop before his father bought it in 1949. Johnson's Grocery kept its old fashioned lay out with all the stock on display making it a popular tourist attraction and shopping destination. The original building at 787 Colombo Street was damaged during the February 2011 earthquake, but Johnson's was able to reopen at the Re:Start Mall later that year. With his lease up for renewal and uncertainty over the long term plans for the Re:Start Mall, Colin decided to retired and close up shop in 2016. He called the Museum to offer his iconic bicycle and a few other items for the collection. Stood outside Johnson's Grocery on Colombo Street from 1949 and then moved to the Re:Start Mall location in 2011.
Measurements
Dimensions (LxWxH): 1735 x 1070 x 700mm (68 5/16 x 42 1/8 x 27 9/16")
Associated person
Current rights code
Other Id
3269
Accession number
2016.52.2

Comments

Can you add to our information about this item? Click Add Comment to share your knowledge and help enrich our collection. Have a question about this item? Please email info@canterburymuseum.com.


Be the first to comment.



To order a copy of this image please contact Canterbury Museum images@canterburymuseum.com

Unless otherwise stated, or an author is acknowledged, Canterbury Museum holds copyright to all information on Collections Online. All efforts have been made to trace copyright holders. Please contact the Museum with any queries on this matter info@canterburymuseum.com

The information on this page was created from historic documentation and may not reflect the best available knowledge about the item. If you have information or questions about the objects on this website, please contact us. Images may be subject to copyright laws and are therefore not of reproduction quality.