School children watch a demonstration of the new Charrold coal delivery lorry, the Autobagger, for door to door home delivery of Charrington's coal. Date: 1950s?
© Marx Memorial Library/Mary Evans
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Observed of all observers by Alfred Leete
The Chauffeur of a coal-gas-driven car (to a gathering crowd): Wot are you anging around cre for? The Crowd: Please, Mister, we'se waiting for the balloon to go up. A humorous comment on the use of coal gas powered vehicles during the First World War, introduced as petrol became increasingly scarce. The gas bag cars carried their fuel in an enormous rubber bag on the roof and were the subject of many jokes and cartoons such as this one by Alfred Leete, an artist best known for his famous Kitchener Your King and Country Needs You cover for London Opinion magazine. Date: 1917
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Oil Well at Chillingar
Oil Well at Chillingar, Iran. One of Iran's largest oil fields, Chilingar was named after George V. Chilingar, one of the best-known petroleum geologists in the world. The former name for the site (at the time of this photograph) is sadly unknown, but it is close to Gachsaran"
© Mary Evans Picture Library / Grayhams Collection
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