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By Permission of the Patentees This Engraving of the First Carriage, the 'Ariel', is respectfully Inscribed,
By Permission of the Patentees This Engraving of the First Carriage, the 'Ariel', is respectfully Inscribed, to the Directors of The Aerial Transit Company, by their obedient Servants, the Publishers.
W.L. Walton lith. Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the Queen.
[London, Pub.d March 28th 1843 by Ackermann & Co., Strand.]
Lithograph. Sheet 280 x 330mm (11 x 13"). Trimmed at bottom, losing publication line and edge of dedication, two small tears repaired.
An artist's impression of a planned aeroplane over Southwark, with St Paul's and the Monument shown. In 1842 William Henson (1812-1888) patented his design for an Aerial Steam Carriage, known as the 'Ariel'. Although the design never flew, it acted as a basis for much of the thinking of the early aviation pioneers, and laid the foundations for the modern monoplane. With his partner, John Stringfellow, plans were made to set up an airfreight company, the Aerial Steam Transit Company, to transport goods acoss the world. This print was issued to publicise the venture.
[Ref: 59590]   £350.00  
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Gurney's New Steam Carriage.
Gurney's New Steam Carriage.
[Drawn by an A]mateur.
Pub Dec 12 1827 by J. Fairburn Broadway Ludgate Hill.
Etching with fine hand colour. Sheet 255 x 375mm (10 x 14¾"). Trimmed within plate, bottom left corner lacking, affecting signature and key, hole in border and sky top left. Extremely scarce but damaged.
An image of two of Sir Goldsworthy Gurney's carriages, showing the profile and rear, with a 30-point key naming the main components. The onlookers are caricatured yokels. The Gurney Steam Carriage Company of Regentís Park was the first commercial steam-carriage company to go into operation, in 1827. They stopped building steam carriages in 1832 because of the competition from railways.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 59498]   £480.00  
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