Monday 11 November 2013

Baby Peugeot, 1902

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Peugeot were one of the best and most successful motor car manufacturers of the Edwardian era - although many were typical large vehicles, by 1900 they had expanded into the small car market, with the 'Bebe', built in large quantities from 1901 onwards. It is fitted with a very small 1.5hp engine 652cc single cylinder engine, with a top speed of 28mph. It cost £195 from new 

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Wednesday 6 November 2013

Garrett 6 ton Steam Roller 'The Kings Own', 1910

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This is Garrett works number 28273, a 3NHP six ton steam roller, registration BF 5505 of 1910. It was built as a standard roller for Garrett's, who would keep it in stock until one was ordered, but this was changed to fill a contract for A Henninger & Co of Darmstadt Germany, who specified that the name of the company was cast into the roller hubs and valve chest cover, as shown here. It left the Garrett works in Leiston, Suffolk on 26th March 1910. After the First World War it moved to Belgium and worked there until retirement in 1971. It was returned to the UK after a Belgian museum closed down which it was held in, and was named 'The Kings Own' in memory of the owners Grandfather who served with 'The Kings Own' - the Royal Lancaster Regiment - in the First World War. The sister engine to this one is still in Belgium and is in working condition

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