Keven Doessel displaying his collection of antique electric fence chargers at the Mt Larcom Show.
Keven Doessel displaying his collection of antique electric fence chargers at the Mt Larcom Show. Brenda Strong

Kevin has old chargers on show

KEVEN Doessel is an avid collector of old electric chargers for fences — with the technology, unbeknown to most, having been around for almost 100 years. And he is showing off his collection this weekend at the Mt Larcom Show.

“One mob in Australia has been making them for about 90 years, but I think there was some in America before that,'' Kev said.

“Farmers used to use the buzzer coil from their old Model T Fords and connect them up to a fence.''

Kev takes his collection to shows all over Queensland and draws the crowds, curious to see working models just like their fathers and grandfathers and great grandfathers may have used.

The Mt Larcom Show runs all weekend with all the usual suspects, from cattle to Alpacas and chooks to horses, plus live bands, the woodchop and sideshow alley.



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