Aveling & Porter steam road roller, 1867.
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Aveling & Porter steam road roller, 1867. Illustrated plate by Mallet, taken from 'Engineering', 4 October 1867, showing one of the first steam rollers built by the Rochester engineers and ironfounders, Aveling & Porter, for use in the city of Liverpool. Thomas Aveling built his first steam roller in 1865, and his firm went on to build more than all other manufacturers' combined output, during their production period.