Thursday, 28 February 2013
Built by Hawthorns and Leslie in 1904, the SS 'Turbinia' is not the more famous experimental steam turbine boat that was built in the 19th Century by Charles Parsons, but is instead a passenger ferry. The 'Turbinia' name was very popular as it was by then strongly associated with speed and smoothness. This ferry was used in the Great Lakes of North America, later working in the West Indies, and then converted to a hospital ship for use in the Great War
Friday, 22 February 2013
Tuesday, 5 February 2013
This is 10 of 25 in the Lambert & Butler Motors Series of Cigarette Cards, issued in 1908. From the back of the card;
"We here illustrate a Daimler model "H" "Daventry" detachable Limousine. This firm have had the honour to supply their cars to HM King Edward VII, the Prince and Princess of Wales, the Duke of Connaught, and Princess Henry of Battenberg, as well as to many Royal personages abroad, including the King of Siam, the Nizam of Hyderabad, and the Maharajah Ranjitsinhji Jam Nawanagar"
Sunday, 3 February 2013
I know very little about this small, uncredited exhibit at the Museum of Brewing at Burton-upon-Trent, apart from that it is an electric motor built in 1912 by the Wolverhampton based Electric Construction Company, who specialised in electrical plant such as motors, dynamos, switchboards etc, apart from a brief foray in 1897 when they made a small electric dog-cart (small car)