The Nostalga Collection No 28 Traction Engines & Recollections AVELING & PORTER of Rochester – Malcolm Ranieri
This is the second from the Recollections Series featuring the traction engines of various builders. Malcolm Ranier takes us on a colourful journey back in time to see these magnificent survivors of a bygone age. While the images seen in these volumes have been taken during the past 25 or so years, the engines depicted take us back to the late 19th and early 20th century.
By recalling in pictures visits to rallies and road runs Malcolm has provided a wide range of engines in a number of different locations, from rally fields to open road.
In the volume Thomas Aveling, a farmer interested in engineering, started an agricultural machinery repair shop in 1850 in Rochester, Kent. He experimented with traction engine and agricultural machinery design throughout the 1850’s, and set up an iron foundry and engineering firm also in Rochester.
Besides its famous steam rollers, Aveling & porter made ploughing engines, portables, agricultural traction engines, steam tractors, road locomotive and showman’s engines, wagons, and a full range of agricultural equipment.
Beautiful illustrated softback book with 60 mainly colour photographs throughout. 169mm X 238mm 48 pages.