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Speeds Collection

Background imageSpeeds Collection: The new R. A. F. Centrifuge 1955

The new R. A. F. Centrifuge 1955
Testing the effects of gravitational stresses experienced by pilots at high speeds: the new R.A.F. centrifuge at the Royal Air Force Institute of Aviation Medicine at Farnborough, Hampshire

Background imageSpeeds Collection: Zeppelin Train 1930S

Zeppelin Train 1930S
The Rail Zeppelin, an experimental vehicle developed and tested by Franz Kruckenberg in 1930 - 1931. It was capable of speeds of well over 200 kilometers per hour. Date: 1930s

Background imageSpeeds Collection: Futuristic Rocket Car

Futuristic Rocket Car
THE SHAVER MYSTERY by Richards Shaver. A red rocket car speeds past strange stone carvings of monsters in a cave, evading the fire from a ray-gun

Background imageSpeeds Collection: Schneider contest nerve centre by G. H. Davis

Schneider contest nerve centre by G. H. Davis
The Schneider contest nerve centre: timing at over 300 mph. How the amazing speeds of the seaplanes were recorded: the timekeepers and their work on Ryde Pier. Date: 1929

Background imageSpeeds Collection: Poster celebrating Leon Vanderstuyft

Poster celebrating Leon Vanderstuyft
Poster celebrating the achievements of Leon Vanderstuyft, the Belgian racing cyclist who amazingly covered over 125 kilometers in one hour. The poster lists various speeds and victories

Background imageSpeeds Collection: Super Train of Future

Super Train of Future
A gyro-balanced monorail, the super train of tomorrow will be a three-decker carrying great numbers of passengers at high speeds

Background imageSpeeds Collection: Leduc 0. 21 01, mounted on a S. E. 161

Leduc 0. 21 01, mounted on a S. E. 161
Leduc 0.21 01, mounted on its SNCASE SE.161 Languedoc mother-ship, parked next door to the second 0.21, also mounted on a Languedoc mother-ship

Background imageSpeeds Collection: WW2 - Peggy Speeds The Plough

WW2 - Peggy Speeds The Plough
An illustrated front cover of a WW2 children's book, Peggy Speeds The Plough, written by Madge S. Smith. The images portray wartime agricultural working women, land girls

Background imageSpeeds Collection: RAF trainee pilots working out courses and speeds, WW2

RAF trainee pilots working out courses and speeds, WW2
RAF trainee pilots working out courses and speeds Date: circa 1941

Background imageSpeeds Collection: Fairey Rotodyne dynamic model

Fairey Rotodyne dynamic model, to assess vibration and resonance with a representative rotor running at scale speeds. Date: circa 1957

Background imageSpeeds Collection: The Opera House, Paris, France

The Opera House, Paris, France
A car speeds past the Paris Opera House, with a busy street scene. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageSpeeds Collection: John Speeds monument in the chancel of St. Giles

John Speeds monument in the chancel of St. Giles, Cripplegate. Speed was an Elizabethan cartographer and historian 1551-1629, depicted in lace ruff and doublet, holding a book and skull

Background imageSpeeds Collection: Opel rocket car in action

Opel rocket car in action
The Opel rocket car in action. After achieving high speeds, an accident resulted in the complete destruction of the machine. 20th century

Background imageSpeeds Collection: A despatch rider of the Wurttemberg forces of the German army speeds along on his

A despatch rider of the Wurttemberg forces of the German army speeds along on his motorcycle watched by an officer

Background imageSpeeds Collection: Yellow Diesel Train Date: 1950

Yellow Diesel Train Date: 1950

Background imageSpeeds Collection: Animals at a French Zoo - Springbok

Animals at a French Zoo - Springbok - small short-horned antelope. Part of Box 209 Boswell collection - Old and New French Zoo. Slide 7

Background imageSpeeds Collection: Top Speed

Top Speed
Promotional postcard for Top Speed The New Era Production presents. The Unique High Class Revue. Touring to Palace Theatre, Lincoln, 15th February 1920. Date: 1920

Background imageSpeeds Collection: How to build a racing car by G. H. Davis

How to build a racing car by G. H. Davis
A sport for model enthusiasts: how to build a car which will race at speeds in excess of 40 mph. Details of the construction of a model racing car, powered by a tiny petrol engine

Background imageSpeeds Collection: Effects of varying speeds, wind, and height on bombing 1917

Effects of varying speeds, wind, and height on bombing 1917
The race for raiding: Problems of bombing for Briton and Boche. Top, a comparison with a British bomber and a Gotha heavy German bomber

Background imageSpeeds Collection: Chart shewing growth of racing speeds, 1895 to 1906

Chart shewing growth of racing speeds, 1895 to 1906 Date: circa 1906

Background imageSpeeds Collection: Elizabeth / Q Mother 60S

Elizabeth / Q Mother 60S
ELIZABETH as QUEEN MOTHER Widow of George VI in an open- backed car - a crowd waves as she speeds past Date: 1900 - 2002

Background imageSpeeds Collection: Embroidered Train

Embroidered Train
The Present Time A train with two carriages, capable of speeds of 60 miles per hour

Background imageSpeeds Collection: Mauretania

Mauretania
The Mauretania, built in 1906 at the Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson shipyard in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. At the time, she was the largest liner in the world at 32, 000 gross tons

Background imageSpeeds Collection: HESTON PHOENIX

HESTON PHOENIX
A popular light aicraft which carries five passengers in comfort, at speeds up to 210 km/h, and can travel 800 km without refuelling

Background imageSpeeds Collection: Five Man Bobsleigh 1914

Five Man Bobsleigh 1914
A five-man bobsleigh speeds through the snow

Background imageSpeeds Collection: Laser Anemometer 1968

Laser Anemometer 1968
This experiment measures how much light from a laser beam can pass through the water in the glass tube when the water moves at different speeds

Background imageSpeeds Collection: Ilford Photographic 1929

Ilford Photographic 1929
Advertisement for Ilford Panchromatic Plates of various film speeds, and colour filters

Background imageSpeeds Collection: 100-Passenger Air-Liners

100-Passenger Air-Liners
Todays air-liners will seem tiny compared with the huge passenger carriers of tomorrow, which will carry as many as One Hundred people, at speeds of 350 km/h !

Background imageSpeeds Collection: Gilpin at Edmonton

Gilpin at Edmonton
THE DIVERTING HISTORY OF JOHN GILPIN Gilpin, on the back of his uncontrolled horse, speeds past his family waving from the balcony at Edmonton


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