Road steamer 'Derwent', c 1868..
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Road steamer 'Derwent', c 1868..

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


Albumen photograph showing Thomson's road steamer 'Derwent' in operation at Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland. Thomson built his first road steamer in November 1867 and then ran that as a prototype for a while. Subsequently he started building others from the middle of 1868 through to 1870 when production was taken over by Tennants of Leith.

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