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Background imagePowered Collection: Palenque Xtraterrestrial

Palenque Xtraterrestrial
Carving at PALENQUE, Mexico, which has been interpreted by ingenious theorists as depicting an ancient astronaut in a rocket- powered spacecraft

Background imagePowered Collection: Wright 1903 Photo

Wright 1903 Photo
Orville Wright, watched anxiously by his brother Wilbur, achieves the first powered flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

Background imagePowered Collection: Sandbanks Chain Ferry No. 1 - Entrance to Poole Harbour

Sandbanks Chain Ferry No. 1 - Entrance to Poole Harbour
The No.1 steam-powered Sandbanks chain ferry. Sandbanks Ferry is a vehicular chain ferry which crosses the entrance of Poole Harbour in the English county of Dorset

Background imagePowered Collection: 1903 Wright Flyer on display in the Science Museum, London

1903 Wright Flyer on display in the Science Museum, London
The original 1903 Wright Flyer lent by Orville Wright for display at the Science Museum, London. Date: circa 1907

Background imagePowered Collection: A tug boat passes under Southwark Bridge, London

A tug boat passes under Southwark Bridge, London
A tug boat passes under the newly re-opened Southwark Bridge on the Thames River in London, 1921. St Pauls Cathedral is seen silhouetted in the background. 1921

Background imagePowered Collection: Goubet Submarine / 1885

Goubet Submarine / 1885
Designed by Claude Goubet in 1885: the first electrically powered submarine. Seen here being used by the Russian Navy

Background imagePowered Collection: Boddinick Ferry

Boddinick Ferry
The Bodinnick Ferry, Fowey, Cornwall, which operates between the slipway at Bodinnick and Foweys Caffa Mill. The author Daphne du Maurier lived nearby

Background imagePowered Collection: Torpoint Ferry, Plymouth Harbour, Devon

Torpoint Ferry, Plymouth Harbour, Devon
Passengers disembark from the Torpoint Ferry in Plymouth Harbour, Devon

Background imagePowered Collection: Crossing Windermere

Crossing Windermere
Two sight-seeing excursion coaches are carried by steam ferry across Lake Windermere, in the heart of Englands Lake District

Background imagePowered Collection: English Electric Canberra B2 WH713

English Electric Canberra B2 WH713
English Electric Canberra B2, WH713, was powered by two Bristol Siddeley Olympus turbojets

Background imagePowered Collection: Airship of Uranus

Airship of Uranus
Airships of planet Uranus are powered by taking in air at the nose, compressing it and blasting it out at the rear. Maybe we on Earth could develop some such technology ?

Background imagePowered Collection: Thames Waterman 1804

Thames Waterman 1804
A Thames boatman lands his passengers on the south bank of the Thames, near Waterloo; at this time there are some 20, 000 watermen serving those who need to cross the river

Background imagePowered Collection: Farming Scene in Western Canada

Farming Scene in Western Canada - harvesting crops and stooks. Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePowered Collection: Wilbur and Orville Wright with their second powered machine

Wilbur and Orville Wright with their second powered machine; Huffman Prairie, Dayton, Ohio. Date 1904 May

Background imagePowered Collection: Valletta / Malta / Yacht

Valletta / Malta / Yacht
View into the Dockyard Creek in the Grand Harbour showing some of the luxury sailing (and powered) craft moored there

Background imagePowered Collection: Design drawing for a man-powered flying machine designed by

Design drawing for a man-powered flying machine designed by Sir George Cayley. Date 1853

Background imagePowered Collection: Model of the proposed Boeing 7J7

Model of the proposed Boeing 7J7 twin-aisle, UDF-powered project

Background imagePowered Collection: Hawker Fury LA610 of 1945 was powered by a Napier Sabre VI

Hawker Fury LA610 of 1945 was powered by a Napier Sabre VI
Hawker Fury, LA610, of 1945 was powered by a Napier Sabre VII which probably made it the fastest piston-powered Hawker aircraft. Date: 1945

Background imagePowered Collection: Bath Chair at Eastbourne

Bath Chair at Eastbourne
An attendant with a bath chair for hire waits for a customer whom he will pull along the sea front at Eastbourne

Background imagePowered Collection: Rolls-Royce Clyde powered prototype Westland Wyvern TF2

Rolls-Royce Clyde powered prototype Westland Wyvern TF2, VP120, during thrust measuring trials at Yeovil

Background imagePowered Collection: Boeing 747-236B G-BDXC of British Airways

Boeing 747-236B G-BDXC of British Airways
Boeing 747-236B, G-BDXC, of British Airways, powered by four Rolls-Royce RB211s

Background imagePowered Collection: The Globe KD2G-2 Firefly target drone

The Globe KD2G-2 Firefly target drone was powered by a Solar PJ32 8 pulsejet. Men of the Naval Air Technical Training Unit developing drone target aircraft push the drone around on its launcher to

Background imagePowered Collection: The Vickers VC 10 built for B. O. A. C. by British Aircraft Corporation

The Vickers VC 10 built for B. O. A. C. by British Aircraft Corporation
The Vickers VC 10 built for B.O.A.C. by British Aircraft Corporation and powered by Rolls-Royce Conway engines. Date: circa 1963

Background imagePowered Collection: de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk G-AOUO

de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk G-AOUO of Air Service Training. AOUO was purchsed by the Royal Air Force Gliding and Soaring Association in the early 1970s and converted to a Supermunk

Background imagePowered Collection: Blackburn YA. 1 Firecrest RT651

Blackburn YA. 1 Firecrest RT651
Blackburn YA.1 Firecrest RT651 at the 1947 SBAC Radlett air-show, parked next to the first prototype Boulton Paul Balliol VL892

Background imagePowered Collection: Foden Tractor UX 9728

Foden Tractor UX 9728
Foden Tractor, regn. UX 9728, number: 13784. Built in 1932 by Edwin Foden, Sons and Co of Elworth Works, Sandbach, powered by a 6 Nhp compound steam engine. Date: 1970s

Background imagePowered Collection: McLaren Ploughing Engine BD5504

McLaren Ploughing Engine BD5504
McLaren Ploughing Engine, regn. BD5504, number 1552, Hero. Built by J&H McLaren & Co. at Hunslet in 1919, powered by a 16 Nhp compound steam engine. Date: 1970s-1980s

Background imagePowered Collection: Fleet Air Arm - Grumman Martlet II - AM958

Fleet Air Arm - Grumman Martlet II - AM958
A Grumman Martlet II of the Fleet Air Arm. Ordered by the British Purchasing Commission as Grumman G-36Bs, the Martlet II was powered by a Pratt and Whitney R-1830-S3C4-G engine

Background imagePowered Collection: Frost Ornithopter

Frost Ornithopter
Mr Edward Purkis with a Frost Ornithopter in 1877 Date: 1877

Background imagePowered Collection: Les Vedettes (Powered Lake Craft) at Dinard, France

Les Vedettes (Powered Lake Craft) at Dinard, France on the Emerald Coast. Date: circa 1908

Background imagePowered Collection: Observed of all observers by Alfred Leete

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

Background imagePowered Collection: Rolls-Royce Flying Bedstead

Rolls-Royce Flying Bedstead was powered by two Rolls-Royce Nene turbojets

Background imagePowered Collection: French Grand Prix of 1921

French Grand Prix of 1921
The first road race to be won by an engine powered by a straight-eiggt engine was the French Grand Prix of 1921 in which J Murphy averaged 78.1 mph for 322 miles at Le Mans

Background imagePowered Collection: Heinkel He176

Heinkel He176
First rocket drive on Heinkel He176 aircraft, 1936 Date: 1936

Background imagePowered Collection: Turning Wood on a Lathe

Turning Wood on a Lathe
A turner uses a lathe powered by a foot pedal to carve and shape a length of wood

Background imagePowered Collection: Forth Bridge Ferry / 1941

Forth Bridge Ferry / 1941
Loading the Forth Bridge ferry with cars and passengers, Scotland

Background imagePowered Collection: 1st Steam Fire Engine

1st Steam Fire Engine
The first steam-powered fire engine by Ericsson and Braithwaite, used at several fires very successfully

Background imagePowered Collection: Medea in her Chariot

Medea in her Chariot
The sorceress Medea flies through the Greek airspace in her serpent-powered chariot

Background imagePowered Collection: Ferry at Dartmouth

Ferry at Dartmouth
The size of the steam ferry at Dartmouth is an indication of the number of people who need to cross the Dart from this bank to that, or that bank to this, as the case may be

Background imagePowered Collection: Exterior view of the Hafod Copper and Silver Works and Copper Mill in Swansea, Wales

Exterior view of the Hafod Copper and Silver Works and Copper Mill in Swansea, Wales. Date: 1855

Background imagePowered Collection: R M Bolstons Large Model Ornithopter in 1907

R M Bolstons Large Model Ornithopter in 1907 Date: 1907

Background imagePowered Collection: Haesller-Villinger man-powered aircraft Mufli of 1935

Haesller-Villinger man-powered aircraft Mufli of 1935-1938. Date: circa 1935

Background imagePowered Collection: LCC-LFB battery-electric pump-escape at Southwark

LCC-LFB battery-electric pump-escape at Southwark
An early electric wheeled escape ladder vehicle, Cedes battery-driven pump/50ft escape, based at Bow fire station, seen here in the drill yard at Southwark Headquarters

Background imagePowered Collection: A Sunbeam Dyak-powered Avro 504K

A Sunbeam Dyak-powered Avro 504K parked alongside a Qantas Boeing 747B, VH-EBA

Background imagePowered Collection: Thames Waterman

Thames Waterman
A waterman is about to row two women across the Thames, despite the proximity of London Bridge. Traffic is sufficient to keep 20, 000 watermen employed. Date: circa 1810

Background imagePowered Collection: Hunleys David Submarine

Hunleys David Submarine
Cross-section of Hunleys man-powered David (as in David and Goliath) of the Confederate Navy, the first submarine to sink an enemy vessel

Background imagePowered Collection: Thames Ferryman 1680

Thames Ferryman 1680
A Thames waterman takes a full load of passengers from one side of the river to the other

Background imagePowered Collection: Ferry at Plymouth

Ferry at Plymouth
Cars and even a Pickfords removal van, driving onto the Torpoint Ferry at Plymouth, Devon, England



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