'Rolling Carts and Waggons', 1772-1869.


'Rolling Carts and Waggons', 1772-1869.
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm


Engraving by Dent. Wagons using wide rollers rather than wheels were proposed as a means of transporting heavy loads without damaging the road surface, particularly in wet conditions. James Sharp of Leadenhall Street, London, is mentioned as a supplier of rolling carts and wagons.

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