Revue Britannique. Nouvelle voiture a vapeur de Gurney.
Engraving. Sheet size: 365 x 285mm (14¼ x 11¼"). Folded as published.
An illustration depicting four carriages designed by Sir Goldsworthy Gurney (1793–1875), each lettered and explained in French underneath. In the period between 1825–9, Gurney designed and built a number of steam-powered road vehicles, including a design which provided a separate carriage, hauled by the engine, known as the ´Gurney Drag', seen in the centre of the image. In 1829 this steam driven carriage journeyed from London to Bath, although it´s maiden journey was marred by an accident just outside Reading where it collided with the Bristol Mail Coach.
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