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Lightweight Collection

Background imageLightweight Collection: Jolly Bathing girl on the beach at Giulianova, Italy

Jolly Bathing girl on the beach at Giulianova, Italy
A jolly bathing girl standing atop a lightweight oared catamaran on the beach at Giulianova, a coastal town and commune in the province of Teramo of central Italy. Date: circa late 1930s

Background imageLightweight Collection: Autocar Poster -- Voiturette race at Boulogne, France

Autocar Poster -- Voiturette race at Boulogne, France
Autocar Poster -- Bablot driving a 3-litre Delage No.10 (left), chasing Boillots Peugeot, in the Voiturette race (for lightweight cars) at Boulogne, France. Date: 1911

Background imageLightweight Collection: Coracle men - Carmarthen

Coracle men - Carmarthen
Welsh Coracle men - Carmarthen, Wales. The Carmarthen coracle is of a rounder and deeper design, as it is used in tidal waters on the Tywi River, where there are no rapids. Date: 1905

Background imageLightweight Collection: Commander 100 lightweight two-stroke motorcycle

Commander 100 lightweight two-stroke motorcycle Date: 1952

Background imageLightweight Collection: Summer Happening at Harvey Nichols

Summer Happening at Harvey Nichols
Shoot for Harvey Nichols - Summer Fashions ('Summer Happening') - white woollen round neck vest top Date: circa late 1960s

Background imageLightweight Collection: Summer Happening at Harvey Nichols

Summer Happening at Harvey Nichols
Shoot for Harvey Nichols - Summer Fashions ('Summer Happening') - simple, smart dress with matching lightweight jacket Date: circa late 1960s

Background imageLightweight Collection: Shoot for Jaeger - lightweight woolleen dress with belt

Shoot for Jaeger - lightweight woolleen dress with belt Date: circa early 1970s

Background imageLightweight Collection: Tony Canzoneri, Boxer

Tony Canzoneri, Boxer
American boxer Tony Canzoneri (1908-1959) became a three-division world champion when he defeated Light Welterweight champion Jack Kid Berg in April 1931. Date: 1931

Background imageLightweight Collection: Eric Boon, boxer

Eric Boon, boxer
Eric Boon (1919-1981) was a British lightweight boxer, also nicknamed Boy Boon and Fen Tiger. At this time he was British Lightweight Champion. Date: 1939

Background imageLightweight Collection: Advertisement for new Blickensderfer lightweight typewriter. Showing typewriter and extended keys

Advertisement for new Blickensderfer lightweight typewriter. Showing typewriter and extended keys. The typewriter was being offered with a week's free trial

Background imageLightweight Collection: RAF Halton Ten Tors expedition 1977 - A 124th Entry team

RAF Halton Ten Tors expedition 1977 - A 124th Entry team
RAF Halton Apprentices competing in the 1977 Ten Tors cross-country team march. - RAF Halton Apprentices competing in the 1977 Ten Tors cross-country team march

Background imageLightweight Collection: Aerotrain designed by Electro-motive section of the GMC

Aerotrain designed by Electro-motive section of the GMC
The Aerotrain designed by the Electro-motive section of the American General Motor Company - half the weight of a normal train. Date: 1955

Background imageLightweight Collection: Lady in Toronto, Ontario, Canada posing with a bear cub

Lady in Toronto, Ontario, Canada posing with a bear cub circa 1929

Background imageLightweight Collection: Boxing match, Wolgast v Rivers, Los Angeles, USA

Boxing match, Wolgast v Rivers, Los Angeles, USA
Boxing match for the World Lightweight Title, between Adolphus (Michigan Wildcat) Wolgast and Mexican Joe Rivers, in Los Angeles, USA, on 4 July 1912. Wolgast won. Date: 1912

Background imageLightweight Collection: Boxing match, Wolgast v Moran, San Francisco, USA

Boxing match, Wolgast v Moran, San Francisco, USA
Boxing match for the World Lightweight Title, between Adolphus (Michigan Wildcat) Wolgast and Owen Moran, in San Francisco, USA, on 4 July 1911. Wolgast won by a knockout. 1911

Background imageLightweight Collection: Boxing match, Nelson v Wolgast, San Francisco, USA

Boxing match, Nelson v Wolgast, San Francisco, USA
Boxing match for the World Lightweight Title, between Oscar (Battling) Nelson v Adolphus (Michigan Wildcat) Wolgast, in San Francisco, USA, on 22 February 1910. Wolgast won in the 40th round

Background imageLightweight Collection: Beau Jack, American boxer, in a boxing match

Beau Jack, American boxer, in a boxing match
Beau Jack (Sidney Walker, 1921-2000), American lightweight boxer, in a boxing match with an unidentified opponent (possibly Ike Williams). Date: circa 1955

Background imageLightweight Collection: Leon Poutet, French boxer

Leon Poutet, French boxer
Leon Poutet (1899-19??), French lightweight boxer. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageLightweight Collection: Mercedes racing car with unnecessary metal drilled out

Mercedes racing car with unnecessary metal drilled out
How weight is saved by drilling out all unnecessary metal in a Mercedes racing car. 20th century

Background imageLightweight Collection: Folland Fo. 139 Midge G-39-1

Folland Fo. 139 Midge G-39-1
Folland Fo.139 Midge G-39-1, taxiing for take-off at Chilbolton, Follands flight test base. First flown at Boscombe Down on 11 August 1954, the Midge was used to demonstrate the feasibility of W.E.W

Background imageLightweight Collection: Fokker V. 39

Fokker V. 39
Fokker V.39 parasol lightweight sport, powered by a 90 hp Thulin A rotary engine, (Le Rhone 9C rotary, licence- Built in Sweden by AB Thulinverken)

Background imageLightweight Collection: 40S AUSSIE BEACH BABE

40S AUSSIE BEACH BABE
A skirtless bathing costume composed of a transparent blue lace or net lined with a flesh-coloured jersey. Lightweight, its guaranteed not to hamper the swimmer. Date: 1940

Background imageLightweight Collection: Sailing at Long Branch, New Jersey, USA

Sailing at Long Branch, New Jersey, USA
Sailing (at full speed!) at Long Branch, New Jersey, USA. Date: 1947

Background imageLightweight Collection: Stylish French Fashion model in swimwear and pink headscarf

Stylish French Fashion model in swimwear and pink headscarf Date: circa 1920s

Background imageLightweight Collection: Motor racing Aintree, England

Motor racing Aintree, England
Jean Behra in a factory Maserati Lightweight 250F at the British Grand Prix, Aintree, England 20th July 1957. Date: 1957

Background imageLightweight Collection: Lady learner on a 1930s / 40s Velocette motorcycle

Lady learner on a 1930s / 40s Velocette motorcycle
Lady learner on a late 1930s/early 40s Two Stroke 100cc Velocette Lightweight motorcycle in the countryside circa 1940

Background imageLightweight Collection: Woman police officer with motorcycle, Hendon, London

Woman police officer with motorcycle, Hendon, London
Woman police officer under instruction on a motorcycle at Hendon, North London, May 1960. At this time, training courses were being run for WPCs in the use of a new type of lightweight motor scooter

Background imageLightweight Collection: Two police officers with motorcycles, London

Two police officers with motorcycles, London
Two police officers (one male, one female: Margaret Cheesley) with motorcycles, Epsom, Surrey. At this time, training courses were being run for WPCs in the use of a new type of lightweight motor

Background imageLightweight Collection: Advert for Burberry top coats 1914

Advert for Burberry top coats 1914
Proof without heat, warm without weight. 1914

Background imageLightweight Collection: Two couples on two 1930s / 40s Velocette motorcycles outside h

Two couples on two 1930s / 40s Velocette motorcycles outside h
Two couples on two1930s/early 40s Two Stroke 100cc Velocette Lightweight motorcycles outside house circa 1940

Background imageLightweight Collection: Advert for Debenham & Freebody knitted coats 1915

Advert for Debenham & Freebody knitted coats 1915
Lightweight summer coats for women with wrap around tie belts. Made from artifical silk, knitted wool and pure rich silk. 1915

Background imageLightweight Collection: Police officers at Driving School with car and motorcycles

Police officers at Driving School with car and motorcycles
Police officers at the Police Driving School with a car and motorcycles. At this time, training courses were being run for WPCs in the use of a new type of lightweight motor scooter

Background imageLightweight Collection: Farmers Fire Engine

Farmers Fire Engine
Baddeleys farmers fire engine : incorporating a hand- pump, but lightweight and portable to be rushed to burning haystacks or barns Date: 1851

Background imageLightweight Collection: Advert for D. H Evans & Co womens undergarments 1912

Advert for D. H Evans & Co womens undergarments 1912
Comfortable hand-knitted lightweight undergarments suitable for riding, motoring, cycling and winter nights. 1912

Background imageLightweight Collection: Variety of brooms and carpet sweepers 1929

Variety of brooms and carpet sweepers 1929
A page from a 1929 catalogue showing a variety of brooms and lightweight carpet sweepers. Date: 1929

Background imageLightweight Collection: What People Are Wearing - Elizabeth Barham

What People Are Wearing - Elizabeth Barham
Elizabeth Barham wearing a lightweight wool dress in Liberty print from Jane & Jane 1966 spring collection. Date: 1966

Background imageLightweight Collection: Lightweight sheath dress by Mis Polly

Lightweight sheath dress by Mis Polly
A lightweight sheath dress by Miss Polly. The sleeves and waist are sharply defined by white pique. Date: 1961

Background imageLightweight Collection: Caudron C714-a lightweight fighter, powered by a Renaul

Caudron C714-a lightweight fighter, powered by a Renault engine Not very successful and only a few built - This one being flown by the Finns

Background imageLightweight Collection: Bell XP-77-a one off lightweight fighter built of wood

Bell XP-77-a one off lightweight fighter built of wood to avoid using valuable alloys

Background imageLightweight Collection: Advert for for Brenner Sports - womens clothing 1935

Advert for for Brenner Sports - womens clothing 1935
Celebration days inspirre these gay suis. The Navy suit is in uncrushable linen with a blouse in printed Suree, whilst its companion is in a crisp lightweight wool cloth

Background imageLightweight Collection: Advert for Burberrys WWI service coats 1916

Advert for Burberrys WWI service coats 1916
Protection and comfort. Whenever the inclemency of weather conditions to be faced in Naval or Military services calls for the highest form of protection

Background imageLightweight Collection: Theophile Du Mersan

Theophile Du Mersan
THEOPHILE DU MERSAN French playwright, mostly of lightweight pieces : he was also a numismatist of some repute. Date: 1780 - 1849

Background imageLightweight Collection: Japan - Two Japanese Geisha Girls pose on a small boat

Japan - Two Japanese Geisha Girls pose on a small boat Date: circa 1904

Background imageLightweight Collection: WW1 - German soldiers carry spare wing for Fokker Biplane

WW1 - German soldiers carry spare wing for Fokker Biplane
WW1 - German soldiers carry spare wing for a Fokker Biplane near the front line at Reims Date: circa 1916

Background imageLightweight Collection: Early Air Show

Early Air Show
German postcard of a very early airshow, featuring a Wright Flyer, an airship and a very early lightweight monoplane. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageLightweight Collection: Sheila Scott on the wing of her Piper Aztec

Sheila Scott on the wing of her Piper Aztec. And the lightweight Akai VT100 video recorder weighs less than 24lb! May 1971. Date: 1971

Background imageLightweight Collection: Sheila Scott And her lightweight Akai VT100 video recorder

Sheila Scott And her lightweight Akai VT100 video recorder
Sheila Scott. And her lightweight Akai VT100 video recorder weighs less than 24lb! May 1971. Date: 1971

Background imageLightweight Collection: LCC-LFB Principal Officers uniform

LCC-LFB Principal Officers uniform
A prototype of a lightweight Principal Officers uniform, intended for summer use. A belt normally worn with an officers uniform has been omitted from this design



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