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Steam Roller

Seam Roller and workers  -  Where and when?

Does this steam roller still exists?

Steam Roller and gang including probably Percy James Hambly as a young man

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Derek Hambly, Liskeard, Cornwall, England.
Derek's grandfather, Percy James Hambly, is probably one of the workers in this photo

 

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   Steam Roller and gang including probably Percy James Hambly as a young man ©

 

Steam Roller

Old Photo

Thank you to Derek Hambly for sending me this photograph of a steam roller and gang of workers.  Derek does not know where or when  this photo was taken, but he believes that one of the workers is his grandfather, Percy James Hambly, in his younger years..

Derek tells me that his grandfather was born in Bodmin, Cornwall and worked for Constable & Harts Co Ltd, a steamroller firm based in London.

Acknowledgement:  Derek Hambly, Liskeard, Cornwall, England:  May 22, 2009

Questions

Derek would like to learn more about this photo and wonders if the old steam roller has survived.

Here is another steam roller photo sent to me by Derek:

Percy James Hambly and a steam roller ©

If you can answer any of Derek's questions and would like to contact him, please email me, then I'll pass on your message to him.

Thank you.  -  Peter Stubbs:  May 26, 2009

 

Answer

1.

Mark Fellows

Cornwall England

Thank you to Mark Fellows who wrote:

Cornwall

"This roller bears a registration prefix, AF.  This was the Cornish prefix years ago and I would have thought this was an image from possible around the Cornwall / Devon area.

I think this roller is no longer with us, unfortunately.

I'll post a link on to the Traction Talk website and see if somebody can shed some useful information on the engine.

Mark Fellows, Cornwall, England:  May 28, 2009

 

Answer

2.

Mark Fellows

Cornwall England

Thank you to Mark Fellows for sending a further email  -  about an hour after his first!

Mark wrote:

Holland

"The Cornish engine is identified!!   This engine exists, but not as a steam roller.  It has been converted into a traction engine.  It is in Holland of all places!!

Unfortunately in our hobby a small number of people convert rollers to traction engines and showman’s engines (like the ones that powered fairgrounds years ago).  This is a major controversial topic in the road steam world!

Below is a reply about the engine from the Traction Talk web site:

'This roller is Marshall 77479 (AF8674) - possibly a Dingles engine. It now lives as a traction engine in Holland.'

The person who replied on the Traction Talk web site added:

'The firm, Dingles, was a very big road rolling contractor, years ago, and had many engines.  I believe this firm did the majority of its work throughout Cornwall and into Devon.  There is also a museum in Cornwall called the Dingles Steam Museum.   It may be worth the owner of the photos visiting the museum as they maybe able to help even more.'  "

Mark Fellows, Cornwall, England:  May 28, 2009

 

Answer

3.

Ben

Thank you to Ben who wrote the message below.  Ben sent this message to me before I had chance to update the web site for Answers 1 and 2 above.

Ben wrote:

1924

"This appears to be a Marshall steam traction engine. The registration number AF8674 was first registered in 1924 and is still currently on the same roller."

Ben:  May 29, 2009

 

Answer

4.

Derek Hambly

Liskeard, Cornwall, England

Derek, who sent me this photograph, added:

Holland

    Percy James Hambly and a steam roller ©

"Thank you  for  the news   about  this  steam  roller  landing  up  in  Holland,  converted  into  a  traction   engine.  I wonder  if  there  is  a  photo  of  it  as  it  is  now.  That  would  be  a  nice  ending  to  the  story."

Derek Hambly, Liskeard, Cornwall, England:  May 30, 2009

 

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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.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

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