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Capstan Collection

Background imageCapstan Collection: Capstan Navy Cut Cigarettes advertisement

Capstan Navy Cut Cigarettes advertisement 1950

Background imageCapstan Collection: Barman standing by well-stocked bar

Barman standing by well-stocked bar
Barman standing by a well-stocked bar. The cash register displays an advertisement for Bass & Co Barley Wine. Packets of Capstan cigarettes are on display below. Date: circa 1910

Background imageCapstan Collection: Scene of an accident in an Islington street, London

Scene of an accident in an Islington street, London
Scene of an accident in an Islington street, North London, with a trolley bus passing by

Background imageCapstan Collection: Corner Shop, Snack Bar, Foyles Library, Walton, Essex

Corner Shop, Snack Bar, Foyles Library, Walton, Essex
The Corner Shop at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, which sold tobacco, confectionery and all things for an enjoyable day on the beach

Background imageCapstan Collection: Advert, Capstan Cigarettes

Advert, Capstan Cigarettes - they're blended better

Background imageCapstan Collection: Children palying on quayside capstan

Children palying on quayside capstan

Background imageCapstan Collection: Selection of Wills Tobacco and Cigar Packets

Selection of Wills Tobacco and Cigar Packets
A selection of Wills Tobacco and Cigar Packets, Packaging and Tins Date: 20th century

Background imageCapstan Collection: Selection of Wills Cigarette Packets

Selection of Wills Cigarette Packets
A selection of Wills Cigarette Packets Date: 20th century

Background imageCapstan Collection: RMS Titanic - gold stud recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

RMS Titanic - gold stud recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett
RMS Titanic - from inventory of items recovered from bodies by cable ship Mackay-Bennett - a late Victorian 18 carat yellow gold round collar or dress stud

Background imageCapstan Collection: Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester

Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester. Date: 20th century

Background imageCapstan Collection: TURNING THE CAPSTAN

TURNING THE CAPSTAN
A barefoot boy lends a hand with the capstan, helping two fishermen to wind in a fishing vessel onto the beach of a fishing harbour. Date: circa 1900

Background imageCapstan Collection: High Street, Highgate Village, North London

High Street, Highgate Village, North London, with shops and a tram. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCapstan Collection: Soldiers and Sailors Manning a Capstan, 1873

Soldiers and Sailors Manning a Capstan, 1873
Engraving showing Royal Navy sailors and soldiers from a Scottish Regiment manning a capstan, whilst a Scotch piper stands on the capstan to give them some music

Background imageCapstan Collection: Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Australia
Traffic and trams during rush hour at Kings Cross, Sydney, Australia. Date: 1950s

Background imageCapstan Collection: Advert / Capstan Cigs 1930

Advert / Capstan Cigs 1930
Capstan cigarettes - on the beach Date: 1930

Background imageCapstan Collection: Stephen Decatur (Chappel

Stephen Decatur (Chappel
STEPHEN DECATUR American Naval Officer Date: 1799 - 1820

Background imageCapstan Collection: Scenery of Devon - Ilfracombe from Capstan Hall

Scenery of Devon - Ilfracombe from Capstan Hall
Victorian Glass Lantern Slide from a series on the scenery of Devon - Ilfracombe from Capstan Hall. Part of box 204 Boswell Collection; listed, Boswell Collection Date: circa 1890s

Background imageCapstan Collection: Adverts and messages commemorating the coronation

Adverts and messages commemorating the coronation
On the left, an embroidery created by the Royal School of Needlework for the makers of Capstan cigarettes (branch of The Imperial Tobacco Co.)

Background imageCapstan Collection: Dekobras Submarine

Dekobras Submarine
The interior of Maurice Dekobras submarine, showing the capstan and a drinks cabinet. Date: early 1930s

Background imageCapstan Collection: A couple occupying their Favourite Corner Newlyn, Cornwall

A couple occupying their Favourite Corner Newlyn, Cornwall
A couple occupying their Favourite Corner on the seafront at Newlyn, Cornwall Date: circa 1890s

Background imageCapstan Collection: Cornish Boatman sets an amateur fisherman straight

Cornish Boatman sets an amateur fisherman straight
Sarcastic Amateur Fisherman: " Are there any fish to be caught here, my man?" Cornish Boatman: " No Zur; You caught em all the last time as you was here!" Date: circa 1890s

Background imageCapstan Collection: Etretat, France - working a beachside capstan

Etretat, France - working a beachside capstan
Etretat in the Seine-Maritime department in the Haute-Normandie region in northern France - French Fisherfolk working a beachside capstan to draw in a fishing boat

Background imageCapstan Collection: Hand lathe with capstan rest

Hand lathe with capstan rest. Height of centres 8.5 inches

Background imageCapstan Collection: Newspaper delivery boys and girls, Walton, Essex

Newspaper delivery boys and girls, Walton, Essex
The girls and boys who delivered newspapers for Mark James & Son, newsagents of Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. They were given a treat on 2 September 1953 when they were all taken to Wembley to see Tex

Background imageCapstan Collection: Sunset Skipper

Sunset Skipper
The skipper of a ship, steering the capstan during a lovely sunset. Date: 1967

Background imageCapstan Collection: Queue for a tobacconists, London 1940s

Queue for a tobacconists, London 1940s
A queue outside a tobacconists shop in an unidentified London street during the 1940s. To the right are the Oxford Tea Rooms, and to the left, what appears to be a pawn shop. circa 1947

Background imageCapstan Collection: Great Eastern wheelhouse

Great Eastern wheelhouse
The Wheelhouse and steering apparatus of Brunels massive steamship. Date: 1859

Background imageCapstan Collection: Passengers on the deck of a Trans-Atlantic steamer, 1888

Passengers on the deck of a Trans-Atlantic steamer, 1888
Engraving showing passengers on a trans-Atlantic steamship gathered round the capstan on the deck of the ship, 1888. The passengers shown were involved in buying and selling of pool tickets

Background imageCapstan Collection: Weighing Anchor

Weighing Anchor
48 French sailors man the capstan to weigh the anchor on a French warship

Background imageCapstan Collection: Great Eastern Forge

Great Eastern Forge
In the forge housed on the deck of the Great Eastern iron plating is prepared for the capstan

Background imageCapstan Collection: Advert / Capstan Cigs 1951

Advert / Capstan Cigs 1951
Capstan navy cut cigarettes - made to make friends

Background imageCapstan Collection: Gt Eastern Weighs Anchor

Gt Eastern Weighs Anchor
The Great Eastern weighs anchor off Maplin Sands, at the Nore in the Thames Eastuary : a boy plays the fiddle while crew work the capstan to raise the anchor

Background imageCapstan Collection: Northumberland Launched

Northumberland Launched
Naval warship launched at Millwall, on the Thames : shipworkers man the capstan preparatory to the launch

Background imageCapstan Collection: Pyne - Fishermen

Pyne - Fishermen
FISHERMEN hauling their boat onto the beach by winding it in on a capstan : it is pulled over wooden timbers, greased to help it slide


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