• Traction engine wheel

    Image ID
    FOT434418
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    11.2 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    3354 x 5050 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    284 x 428 mm
    11.2 x 16.8 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Traction engine wheel spokes Charles Burrell & Sons red north somerset show Wraxall
    Description
    Charles Burrell & Sons (1770 to 1928) Charles Burrell & Sons were builders of steam traction engines, agricultural machinery, steam trucks and steam tram engines. The company were based in Thetford, Norfolk and operated from the St Nicholas works on Minstergate and St Nicholas Street some of which survives today. At their height they employed over 350 people and were the largest employer within the town. The company became known for producing reliable and good-looking steam-powered engines which were always built to customers' requirements. The company declined after the First World War when internal combustion engines started to become a cheaper alternative to steam engines. The company finally closed in 1928, with the final engines being built Richard Garrett & Sons at Leiston, Suffolk. Source"Wiki":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Burrell_&_Sons
    Uploader
    David John Carton
    Contributor
    David Carton
    Date Taken
    2008-05-05
    Uploaded on
    2008-05-25
    Collection
    Traction Engines
    Category
    Heritage
    Sub Category
    History
    Setting
    Outdoor
    Point of view
    Eye level
    People
    Without people
    Dominant colour
    #601010