Gripmen Rules Expectorate Magnet
The Gripmen Rules Expectorate Magnet makes the perfect souvenir for anyone who has enjoyed a ride up the Cable Car.
In 1934, Gripmen received a notebook responsible for operating the grip cars that climbed the hills to Kelburn. The book had to be kept on them at all times because it provided instructions of their job. These included from dealing with a breakdown, to coping with passengers. Many of the rules can sound ridiculous to a modern mind including one that dictates “No person shall expectorate on the floor or any other part of waiting shed or carriage.”
Take home part of the history of Wellington’s most-loved pubic transport system and brighten up your fridge with this magnet telling people not to ‘expectorate on the floor’. Featuring a plastic-laminate cover, it wipes down easily making it a durable addition to even the busiest kitchen. The magnet also has a large magnetic pad for secure display.
Customers can also purchase this product in store at the Cable Car Museum.
This item is exclusive to Museums Wellington and is part of their Gripmen range. It celebrates the history of Wellington’s iconic Cable Car.