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Lennie

Opticians and Photographic Equipment Manufacturer

Model Steam Engine

Model Steam Engine from E Lennie, Opticians

Model Steam Engine sold by E Lennie, 46 Princes Street, Edinburgh

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Alan Battson, Wilstead, Bedfordshire, England

 

E Lennie

Lennies are well know for thier optical and photographic equipment.

However, Alan Battson has written to tell me about another item that he has bearing an E Lennie nameplate.

Alan wrote:

Model Steam Engine

"I have  a model steam engine with a nameplate 'E. Lennie-optician 46 Princes Street'.

It was given to me in 1943.  I can only assume that it was made as a pastime or hobby by Mr Lennie."

Alan Battson, Wilstead, Bedfordshire, England:   August 14+15, 2009

 

E Lennie

Alan added:

Age of the Model

"The dates 1857-62 that I concluded above (possibly incorrectly) are based on the title of the business at 46 Princes Street given in the historical notes on the E Lennie web site.

However, I must agree that to put the full title of the business on such a small nameplate would be quite an achievement!

Also, when I was given the engine in 1943, it was described as 'very old - approaching 100 years old'."

Alan Battson, Wilstead, Bedfordshire, England:   August 21, 2009

 

Reply

1.

John Somerville

Seattle, Washington, USA

Thank you to John Somerville who read Alan Battson's comments and wrote:

Model Steam Engine

"I'm a steam enthusiast and have spent months in southern England visiting steam museums.  My favourite is the Kew Bridge Engine Trust.

I recently purchased a very fine model steam engine at an estate sale.  Here is a photo of it...

Model Steam Engiine by Lennie

... and a photo of the 'Lennie' name placard from the model."

Model Steam Engiine by Lennie - Nameplate

John Somerville, Seattle, Washington, USA:  December 13, 2010

Please click on the thumbnail images above to enlarge them.

John:  Do you know the approximate date of your model?

Peter Stubbs:  December 17+20, 2010

 

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Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

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