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Horse-drawn Vehicles by D.J. Smith
Book DescriptionOutlines the development of horse-drawn vehicles from their inception to the present day. It is an evocation of state and civic dignity, recalling the efforts of magnificent Shire horses and humble but hard-working cobs or 'vanners'. Although mechanical transport has replaced stage-coach, hansom cab and family brougham, there has been a revival of interest in leisure and competitive driving, as a result of which old vehicles have been restored and new types introduced. This book will assist the identification of different vehicles and describes their purpose, history, working parts and the materials used.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780747802082
(177mm x 113mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 10-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author D.J. Smith
Horse Drawn Farm Machinery, Paperback (January 1998)
Following the Industrial Revolution the ingenuity of Victorian manufacturers produced an enormous range of horse-drawn agricultural machinery. This book describes these machines and includes drawings of many of them, as well as photographs.
Discovering Horse-Drawn Carriages, Paperback (December 1985)
In the eighteenth century regular stage-coaches linked London with principal towns, and although railways took over long-distance traffic in the nineteenth century, horse-drawn vehicles continued to serve as cabs, station wagons, omnibuses and private conveyances. This book explores the various types and their history and employments.
Horse Drawn Transport of the British Army, Paperback (November 1977)» View all books by D.J. Smith
Explores the variety of horse-drawn vehicles used by the British Army, from the general service wagons and water carts, to the specialised horse ambulance and the travelling field cooker. This book reveals the role played by these wagons and carts for centuries until the introduction of motor vehicles in the World War I gradually superseded them.
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