Ipswich Transport Museum
Preserving the transport heritage of Ipswich since 1965, and now supported by the Friends of the Ipswich Transport Museum. The Ipswich Transport Museum is a Registered Charity No. 276626 and an Accredited Museum, number RD890.
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Horse Drawn Tar Pot
Horse Drawn Tar Pot
Acquired by the Museum:1984
Current State:As acquired, unrestored
This item of roadmaking equipment is a Tar Pot type D, No RO22 and was built by John Yates (Engineers) of Birmingham in 1900. Its function was to melt the tar used in road construction to bind the road surface together. The history of this particular vehicle is unknown, although it was typical of those used all around the country.

It was obtained by the Museum in 1984.