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Wheels Collection

Background imageWheels Collection: Ultra-Marine by William Heath Robinson

Ultra-Marine by William Heath Robinson
One of Margates new " Neversink" pleasure boats for keeping an even keel inthe roughest seas. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger

Background imageWheels Collection: The Interport Field Gun Competition - Royal Navy

The Interport Field Gun Competition - Royal Navy
The Royal Navys field gun competition is a contest between teams from various Royal Navy commands, in which teams of sailors compete to transport a field gun and its equipment over

Background imageWheels Collection: A Decided Catch by William Heath Robinson

A Decided Catch by William Heath Robinson
The Whitebait cycle, an ingenious contraption necessitated by the exorbitant charges for hire of boats at the seaside this season

Background imageWheels Collection: Wheelwright makinbg wooden wheels, Blists Hill, Ironbridge

Wheelwright makinbg wooden wheels, Blists Hill, Ironbridge
A skilled wheelwright works on a wooden cart wheel in his workshop at Blists Hill Working Museum, Ironbridge, Shropshire. First published The Independent newspaper Date: 1989

Background imageWheels Collection: Bedroom boat-race practice

Bedroom boat-race practice
An enthusiastic " Blue" leaves nothing to chance and recreates rowing conditions with the help of three tin baths, some wheels and a pair of oars in his bedroom

Background imageWheels Collection: Bathing machine owner and swimming master, Essex

Bathing machine owner and swimming master, Essex
Pictured in front of his bathing machines on the beach at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, is Charlie Bates with some of his family and the horse which hauled the machines down to the waters edge and back

Background imageWheels Collection: Depiction of a flat planet Earth

Depiction of a flat planet Earth, with curious little wheels for the ships to go round without (hopefully) falling off into space

Background imageWheels Collection: BSA three wheeler sports car and driver, South Wales

BSA three wheeler sports car and driver, South Wales
Mr Jack Holt driving his 1932 BSA three wheeler sports car, bought in 1938 from Morgan of Caerphilly. Probably photographed in the Haverfordwest area, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Background imageWheels Collection: Picking coal from waste tip during 1921 strike, South Wales

Picking coal from waste tip during 1921 strike, South Wales
Three men picking coal from a local colliery waste tip during the 1921 strike, South Wales

Background imageWheels Collection: Jersey Airways Poster

Jersey Airways Poster
Poster, I d prefer Jersey Airways. A cartoon of animals powering and piloting a flying machine above a rough sea, with a Jersey Airways biplane high above them

Background imageWheels Collection: Beach scene, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

Beach scene, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
Scene of holidaymakers on the Albion Beach at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. A long line of bathing machines on wheels can be seen in the background, waiting to be hauled by a horse to the waters edge

Background imageWheels Collection: Benz Motor Car of 1888

Benz Motor Car of 1888
The Benz Patent-Motorwagen Number 3 of 1888 - probably the first petrol car brought into England. A three-wheeled vehicle with a horizontal single cylinder motor

Background imageWheels Collection: British SE5 biplane on airfield, WW1

British SE5 biplane on airfield, WW1
A British SE5 biplane, one of the main aeroplanes in use by the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War. Seen here on an airfield. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageWheels Collection: MAB First Ambulance Interior

MAB First Ambulance Interior
Interior of one of the first ambulances to be operated by Londons Metropolitan Asylums Board in the 1880s for transporting fever and smallpox patients to and from the Boards hospitals

Background imageWheels Collection: Boys on an 18th century fire engine, Wirksworth

Boys on an 18th century fire engine, Wirksworth
Boys playing on an 18th century fire engine at Wirksworth, Derbyshire. It was believed to be the oldest fire engine in England, dating back to 1721, made by Newsome

Background imageWheels Collection: Wheelwrights making cart wheels

Wheelwrights making cart wheels
Wheelwrights or wainwrights making large wooden wheels in a traditional rural workshop. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageWheels Collection: Clock Mechanism, 1737

Clock Mechanism, 1737
A diagram of the inner workings of a clock

Background imageWheels Collection: Stagecoach and horses on an oval Christmas card

Stagecoach and horses on an oval Christmas card
Stagecoach and horses travelling through the snow at night on an oval Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageWheels Collection: Maintenance worker greasing pivots and slides

Maintenance worker greasing pivots and slides
A Railway engineer, wearing no discernible protective clothing, greasing the pivots and slides with a grease gun. Photograph by Heinz Zinram. 1950s

Background imageWheels Collection: Great Clock of St Pauls Cathedral

Great Clock of St Pauls Cathedral
While repairs are carried out, the great clock of St Pauls Cathedral, London is kept going manually. To the left, a man gives the exact time to a workman (centre) who adjusts the small wheel

Background imageWheels Collection: Yogi on bed of nails - Serampore, West Bengal, India

Yogi on bed of nails - Serampore, West Bengal, India. Date: 1925

Background imageWheels Collection: The Bone Shaker Bicycle of the 1840 s

The Bone Shaker Bicycle of the 1840 s
Photograph of a cyclist on a Bone Shaker bicycle of the 1840s to 1850 s. This type of bicycle was innovative in having pedals, but earnt its moniker through the used of solid wood or metal wheels

Background imageWheels Collection: Harrods toy department, rocking horses, 1922

Harrods toy department, rocking horses, 1922
A uniform display of wooden rocking horses and smaller toy horses on wheels in the Harrods toy department, Christmas 1922. Date: 1922

Background imageWheels Collection: Horse trotting races - Hipodromo, Sant Lluis, Mahon, Menorca

Horse trotting races - Hipodromo, Sant Lluis, Mahon, Menorca
A horse wating in the stables for the next race, casts a shadow on the stable wall. Trotting racing is also known as harness racing, or pacing

Background imageWheels Collection: Chislet Colliery 1930S

Chislet Colliery 1930S
Chislet Colliery was located next to the Canterbury-Margate road, Kent. Two shafts were first sunk in 1914. Despite surviving nationalisation in 1947, the mine closed in 1969. Date: 1930s

Background imageWheels Collection: Decorated Christmas tree with toys and food below

Decorated Christmas tree with toys and food below. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageWheels Collection: Great Crane at Woolwich Arsenal, south east London

Great Crane at Woolwich Arsenal, south east London
The Great Crane at the Arsenal, Woolwich, south east London, used to lift sections of large guns

Background imageWheels Collection: The Micheline - a train on pneumatic tyres

The Micheline - a train on pneumatic tyres
The Micheline - the first train on pneumatic tyres. In commercial use since 1931 - the birth of the Michelin Tyre. This example was run on the L.M.S. Line (Bletchley to Oxford) in 1932

Background imageWheels Collection: New Banting Bed for Reducing the Figure

New Banting Bed for Reducing the Figure
The New Banting Bed for Reducing the Figure. Cartoon by William Heath Robinson

Background imageWheels Collection: Man riding an 1899 Marot-Gardon vintage tricycle

Man riding an 1899 Marot-Gardon vintage tricycle
Man wearing a Union Jack hat riding an 1899 Marot-Gardon vintage tricycle Date: circa 1980s

Background imageWheels Collection: Early Motor Cars - Karl Benz aged 81

Early Motor Cars - Karl Benz aged 81
Early Motor Cars - Karl Benz in 1925 aged 81, seated in his first car of 1885. 1925

Background imageWheels Collection: San Sebastian, Spain - The Beach and the Casino - Beach Huts

San Sebastian, Spain - The Beach and the Casino - Beach Huts
San Sebastian - The Beach and the Casino - Spain - mobile beach huts. Note the striped swimming costumes hung out to dry on a rudimentary washing line. Date: 1906

Background imageWheels Collection: Despatch riders with Douglas motorcycles, WW1

Despatch riders with Douglas motorcycles, WW1
Two despatch riders with Douglas 349cc motorcycles during the First World War. Date: circa 1916

Background imageWheels Collection: Advertisement, The Humber Tricycle

Advertisement, The Humber Tricycle, Humber, Marriott & Cooper, Beeston, near Nottingham. 1890s

Background imageWheels Collection: WW2 defence, illustration by William Heath Robinson

WW2 defence, illustration by William Heath Robinson
Defence during WW2 -- Stout members of the sixth column dislodge an enemy machine gun post on the dome of St Paul s, illustration by William Heath Robinson. Credit must appear as: Courtesy of Mrs J

Background imageWheels Collection: Firefighters with motor fire engine, Whitefriars MFB

Firefighters with motor fire engine, Whitefriars MFB
Firefighters with a motor fire engine, Whitefriars MFB (Metropolitan Fire Brigade)

Background imageWheels Collection: Two By Two by Muriel Dawson

Two By Two by Muriel Dawson -- a little child plays with a Noahs Ark. Date: 1930

Background imageWheels Collection: Crag Path and Beach, Aldeburgh, Suffolk

Crag Path and Beach, Aldeburgh, Suffolk - Painted by artist Charles Howard for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageWheels Collection: Royal George, first locomotive with six coupled wheels

Royal George, first locomotive with six coupled wheels, used on the Stockton and Darlington Railway. Date: circa 1820s

Background imageWheels Collection: Soho, London - 52-53 Broadwick Street W1

Soho, London - 52-53 Broadwick Street W1 - man pulling a barrow. 1973

Background imageWheels Collection: Elderly woman with large number of dogs

Elderly woman with large number of dogs
An elderly woman with a large number of dogs of various different breeds, some of them riding in a cart which she is pushing. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageWheels Collection: All went well till the wheels came off

All went well till the wheels came off. Cartoon strip from the Bonzo Annual, 1935 Date: 1935

Background imageWheels Collection: Japan, Imperial Mint, Osaka - Rolling Mills, Cutting Presses

Japan, Imperial Mint, Osaka - Rolling Mills, Cutting Presses
Japan - The Imperial Mint at Osaka - Rolling Mills, and the Cutting-out Presses. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageWheels Collection: Northern Ireland - An Irish Jaunting Car

Northern Ireland - An Irish Jaunting Car - a light two-wheeled carriage for a single horse, in its most common form with seats for two or four persons placed back to back

Background imageWheels Collection: Raleigh Three-Wheeler car Camping on Dartmoor

Raleigh Three-Wheeler car Camping on Dartmoor
Raleigh 3-wheeler car, the Raleigh Safety Seven (introduced in 1933) taken on a camping jaunt onto Dartmoor. Raleigh shut down their Motor Department in 1935 Date: circa 1934

Background imageWheels Collection: Good-Night, Everybody! by Muriel Dawson

Good-Night, Everybody! by Muriel Dawson -- a little girl heads off to bed. 1936

Background imageWheels Collection: British SE5A biplane on airfield, WW1

British SE5A biplane on airfield, WW1
A British SE5A biplane, one of the main aeroplanes in use by the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War. Seen here on an airfield, with crew. 1914-1918

Background imageWheels Collection: Frog celebrating the arrival of 1907 by firing a cannon

Frog celebrating the arrival of 1907 by firing a cannon
A wonderfully odd German New Years card, welcoming in the arrival of 1907. The illustration rather bizarrely depicts a frog (holding a lucky four-leafed clover)



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