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Rollers Collection

Background imageRollers Collection: Boats at Molesey Lock

Boats at Molesey Lock
Boats and boaters at Molesey Lock on the Thames at Surrey. Though larger vessels must use the lock on the right, smaller boats can be hauled over the rollers, to the left

Background imageRollers Collection: Rock N Rollers

Rock N Rollers
Rock and roll enthusiasts, dressed in 1950s clothes, including DA hairstyles, Teddy Boy jackets and spotted dresses which swirl to reveal stocking-tops!

Background imageRollers Collection: Aveling and Porter Steam Roller UR1881

Aveling and Porter Steam Roller UR1881, built ca 1929, at Ferndown in Dorset. (Aveling and Porter was a British agricultural engine and steamroller (road roller) manufacturer

Background imageRollers Collection: Grimsby Fishermen

Grimsby Fishermen
Early morning mist in No 2 Fish Dock, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England. The large discs in the foreground are used as rollers to stir up the sea bed and catch fish

Background imageRollers Collection: Roller (Suburb)

Roller (Suburb)
Steam roller at work in an English suburban street

Background imageRollers Collection: Never-stop railway at British Empire Exhibition 1924

Never-stop railway at British Empire Exhibition 1924
Diagram showing step-on, step-off method, where people walked slowly onto the moving carriage that went around the British Empire Exhibition, in Wembley, designed by William Yorath Lewis

Background imageRollers Collection: Aveling & Porter Steam Roller BY2185

Aveling & Porter Steam Roller BY2185 (msn 2185), built 1886, of Croydon Corporation, at the 1959 Crystal Palace Steam Rally

Background imageRollers Collection: Waves roll on to the beach - Solway coast at Port Mary Cove

Waves roll on to the beach - Solway coast at Port Mary Cove
Ocean waves roll on to the beach on the Solway coast at Port Mary Cove, Dundrennan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. Abbey Head looms in the background Date: 2004

Background imageRollers Collection: Chicago Worlds Fair 1933 - Firestone Factory and Exhibitio

Chicago Worlds Fair 1933 - Firestone Factory and Exhibitio
Chicago Worlds Fair 1933 - The Firestone Patented Gum Dipping Process in the Firestone Factory and Exhibition Building. 1933

Background imageRollers Collection: Babcock and Wilcox 6 ton Steam Roller YB7976 Toby

Babcock and Wilcox 6 ton Steam Roller YB7976 Toby (msn 95/4009). Seen with a 1955 Standard 10 motor car 200CPJ at a 1959 Walford Cross auction. Built in 1925 to the design of Messrs

Background imageRollers Collection: Burrell Devonshire General Purpose Traction Engine

Burrell Devonshire General Purpose Traction Engine TA1849 Jellicoe (msn 3368), with Coeur De Lion 5nhp Engine, built 1913, at a 1959 Walford Cross auction. With Aveling & Barford Steam Roller YA2197

Background imageRollers Collection: Wallis & Steevens Steam Roller Simplicity

Wallis & Steevens Steam Roller Simplicity (msn 8023), built 1930, at the 1959 Crystal Palace Steam rally. (Wallis & Steevens of Basingstoke, Hampshire, England produced agricultural equipment)

Background imageRollers Collection: Wallis and Steevens Steam Roller ACG 760 Mallard

Wallis and Steevens Steam Roller ACG 760 Mallard
Wallis and Steevens Advance-class steam roller ACG 760 Mallard (msn 8096), built 1935, at the Peterborough Steam rally on 26 August 1973

Background imageRollers Collection: A New Roller at Edgbaston

A New Roller at Edgbaston
A new type of water-absorbing roller, being put to use at Edgbaston cricket ground. Date: 1932

Background imageRollers Collection: Forerunner of a gym treadmill or running machine

Forerunner of a gym treadmill or running machine
Gymnastic mill - forerunner of a gym treadmill or running machine Date: 1893

Background imageRollers Collection: The Economy Steel Letter File - Filing Cabinet - produced by Hobart Cabinet Company, Troy, Ohio

The Economy Steel Letter File - Filing Cabinet - produced by Hobart Cabinet Company, Troy, Ohio, USA (established in 1907). Strong, Neat and Serviceable for Office and Transfer use. Date: circa 1923

Background imageRollers Collection: Rollers for making bar iron: flat, square and plate iron

Rollers for making bar iron: flat, square and plate iron. Copperplate engraving by Wilson Lowry after a drawing by John Farey from Abraham Rees Cyclopedia or Universal Dictionary of Arts

Background imageRollers Collection: Inking rollers

Inking rollers
Illustration of man inking rollers for printing. Date: 1940

Background imageRollers Collection: Memorials to Flail tanks of 22nd Dragoons on D Day

Memorials to Flail tanks of 22nd Dragoons on D Day
Flail tanks were Sherman tanks equipped at the frontwith rotating rollers with long chains attached whosepurpose was to clear exits from the beaches by exploding mines

Background imageRollers Collection: WW2 - Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps in France - unloading

WW2 - Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps in France - unloading flour supplies for the troops " (to) help them march to victory". Date: circa 1944

Background imageRollers Collection: Aveling and Porter traction engine 1877

Aveling and Porter traction engine 1877
Aveling and Porter was a British agricultural engine and steam-roller manufacturer, becoming the largest manufacturer of steam rollers in the world. Date: 1877

Background imageRollers Collection: Steam road rollers, traction engines and a Foden Wagon

Steam road rollers, traction engines and a Foden Wagon
Two Aveling and one Marshall road rollers, in company with two General Purpose Tractors and a Foden Steam Wagon Date: 1970s

Background imageRollers Collection: Daily Chronicle newspaper 1900

Daily Chronicle newspaper 1900
Making curved plates for offset printing, on cylinders. Date: 1900

Background imageRollers Collection: Steam road-roller used in Hyde Park 1866

Steam road-roller used in Hyde Park 1866
Steam-rollers used in Hyde Park London, for the purpose of crushing the stones and smoothing the surface of the macadamised roads

Background imageRollers Collection: The Great bell at the base of the tower 1858

The Great bell at the base of the tower 1858
Officially known as the Great Bell but better known as Big Ben, at the base of the tower, being pull alone with make-shift logs. Date: 1858

Background imageRollers Collection: Leather splitting machine at a leather factory, south London

Leather splitting machine at a leather factory, south London
Man operating a leather splitting machine (used for splitting one skin into two thinner skins) at the Neckinger Mills leather factory, Bermondsey, south London. Date: 1842

Background imageRollers Collection: Wallis & Steevens Traction Engine HO5815 Boxer

Wallis & Steevens Traction Engine HO5815 Boxer (msn 7115), built 1910, at the 1959 Andover Steam Rally. (Wallis & Steevens of Basingstoke, Hampshire, England produced agricultural equipment)

Background imageRollers Collection: Aveling-Barford General-Purpose Steam Tractor KO6739 Lorna

Aveling-Barford General-Purpose Steam Tractor KO6739 Lorna (msn 11997), at the 1959 Crystal Palace Steam Rally. (Aveling-Barford was a large engineering company making road rollers, motorgraders)

Background imageRollers Collection: Carmen rollers advertisement, 1965

Carmen rollers advertisement, 1965
Advertisement for Carmen rollers which can transform your hair from flat to gloriously curly in just fifteen minutes. Date: 1965

Background imageRollers Collection: WW1 - British Tadpole Tank

WW1 - British Tadpole Tank
WW1 - British Mark IV tank, also known as the Tadpole. The Mark IV was first used in mid 1917 at the Battle of Messines Ridge. It remained in official British service until the end of the War

Background imageRollers Collection: Giant potato, Barnesville, Minnesota, USA

Giant potato, Barnesville, Minnesota, USA
A giant potato at Barnesville, Minnesota, USA, a big potato-growing area. An annual potato festival is held there. Date: circa 1910

Background imageRollers Collection: Traditional road making in Upper Egypt

Traditional road making in Upper Egypt
Two construction workers and ox-drawn road roller in Upper Egypt. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageRollers Collection: Anne of Cleves funeral panorama: rear of procession

Anne of Cleves funeral panorama: rear of procession
Contemporary panoramic view of the funeral procession of Anne of Cleves to Westminser Abbey, a skilled though sketchy drawing on a roll of heavy parchment mounted on rollers

Background imageRollers Collection: Anne of Cleves funeral panorama: chief mourners

Anne of Cleves funeral panorama: chief mourners
Contemporary panoramic view of the funeral procession of Anne of Cleves to Westminser Abbey, a skilled though sketchy drawing on a roll of heavy parchment mounted on rollers

Background imageRollers Collection: Anne of Cleves funeral panorama: funeral bier

Anne of Cleves funeral panorama: funeral bier
Contemporary panoramic view of the funeral procession of Anne of Cleves to Westminser Abbey, a skilled though sketchy drawing on a roll of heavy parchment mounted on rollers

Background imageRollers Collection: Steam Roller, Work Break

Steam Roller, Work Break
A workman has a break from driving his steam roller to enjoy a cup of tea and a listen to the radio Date: circa 1920

Background imageRollers Collection: Advert for Greens mowers and rollers 1902

Advert for Greens mowers and rollers 1902
Advertisement for Greens Lawn Mowers and rollers. 1902

Background imageRollers 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 imageRollers Collection: Group of young people at a rock and roll convention

Group of young people at a rock and roll convention in Cornwall, wearing 1950s style costume. Date: 1985

Background imageRollers Collection: Lexington Street, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Lexington Street, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Lexington Street (seen from Eutaw Street), Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Date: circa 1908

Background imageRollers Collection: Trade card, Keystone Wringer

Trade card, Keystone Wringer, Best in the World, manufactured by F F Adams & Co, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA

Background imageRollers Collection: Incident in Charlotte Street, London W1

Incident in Charlotte Street, London W1
LFB Special Services attending an incident in Charlotte Street, London W1, 6 February 1956. A boy is being supported by a member of the ambulance crew

Background imageRollers Collection: People at a rock and roll convention

People at a rock and roll convention, in 1950s style costume. 1985

Background imageRollers Collection: Gathering of rock and roll fans

Gathering of rock and roll fans

Background imageRollers Collection: Tango craze: a tango on roller skates, 1913

Tango craze: a tango on roller skates, 1913
Mrs Philips Roberts and Mr S. H Easton embrace the latest dance craze by perform the notoriously complicated tango, but on rollers skates, at the Holland Park Hall Rink. Date: 1913

Background imageRollers Collection: Man in textile industry operating machine, Scotland

Man in textile industry operating machine, Scotland
A man in the textile industry in Scotland, operating a machine with many rollers

Background imageRollers Collection: Two women in a factory

Two women in a factory operating machinery. A barrel of green paint is part of the process. The Factoru produced (among other things) lead shrapnel for use in explosive artillery shells (WW1)

Background imageRollers Collection: Dog being washed

Dog being washed



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