'Rolling Carts and Waggons', 1772-1869.

'Rolling Carts and Waggons', 1772-1869.
2 5 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 17cm


Letterpres printed description of rolling carts and waggons as built by James Sharp of Leadenhall Street, London. 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.

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