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The "Enterprise" steam omnibus

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1871,0812.5335

  • Title (object)

    • The "Enterprise" steam omnibus
  • Description

    A steam carriage, with a large, black engine underneath, drives along a road, overtaking a horse-drawn carrige beside it, spectators standing on the side of the road. 1833
    Hand-coloured etching and aquatint

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1833
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 368 millimetres
    • Width: 464 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below image with title and: "Drawn by W. Summers./ Engraved by C. Hunt/ Built by Mr. Walter Hancock, of Stratford, for the/ London and Paddington Steam Carriage Compy./ Commenced Running April, 22nd,, 1833."
  • Location

    Not on display (British XIXc Mounted Imp)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1871

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1871,0812.5335

A steam carriage, with a large, black engine underneath, drives along a road, overtaking a horse-drawn carrige beside it, spectators standing on the side of the road.  1833  Hand-coloured etching and aquatint

Recto

A steam carriage, with a large, black engine underneath, drives along a road, overtaking a horse-drawn carrige beside it, spectators standing on the side of the road. 1833 Hand-coloured etching and aquatint

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