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Photo Albums]: Steam Driven Machines. Holland Company
England 1960 - Two photo albums, both are oblong quartos. The first is a string-tied green pebbled cloth measuring 9" x 13" with "Photographs" stamped on the front board; the second is string-tied green cloth measuring 9.5" x 8" with "Photographs" stamped on the front board. In total, a collection of 60 black and white photos measuring between 3" x 5" and 8" x 10" affixed to stiff black paper with some captions. Both albums are very good or better with some tears and rubbing with near fine photographs. Two photo albums collected by S.H. Simpson of steam driven machines. The first of the albums contains photos of equipment built by Holland & Sons Company out of Leicestershire, England featuring railroad engines as well as circus and carnival entertainment constructions run by steam. Pictured here are "the late Arthur Holland's two engines," including "Victory" built in 1917; a traction engine in Leicester; and an engine named "Challenger." There are also numerous carnival rides shown here from the 1920s including Holland's "Jack and Jill" at the Nottingham Goose Fair in 1925 and Holland's "Golden Ride" and "Challenger" merry-go-round with "golden electric jumping horses." The album also features some of the first moveable steam-powered circus rides for traveling troupes. The second album contains images of steam engine outdoor shows around 1959-1960. At these fairs enthusiasts show off steam powered engines, rides, and even a circus organ. One photo shows the Woburn Abbey Rally on August 1, 1960 with the Duke of Bedford and J. Crawley demonstrating the rebuilt Bedford Steam Engine. An interesting archive of steam powered technology and its use both in transportation and entertainment. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
Last Found On: 2017-07-26           Check availability:      AbeBooks    

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