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Steam Car Photographs in the Beamish Collection
Posted by: Donald Cook (---.range86-143.btcentralplus.com)
Date: January 20, 2013 08:36AM

Steam Car Photographs in the Beamish Collection


I have obtained copies of a number of Steam Car photographs from the Beamish Museum archives and they have kindly let me reproduce them here. I would welcome your comments on them and hope that some of you may identify the make and possibly model of these steam cars. I will post the information that Beamish have on the photos plus my comments. Here are the first three.

41111
A chauffeur driven car with passengers and the chauffeur at the wheel.
Stanley (steamer) with landaulette body, c1912.

I would say this is a 10hp Stanley –Don

46149
Drawing of a motor car by S Vercelli. White (steamer) with condenser, c1901.

53620
The house where Grace Darling was born at Bamburgh Northumberland.
The car is a Stanley (steamer) of c1905.

I would say this is a Model F Stanley its registration number is CN 30 which is
a Gateshead registration, this car was most lightly supplied by Galloway of Gateshead

more to follow

Don

Attachments: 41111.jpg (170kB)   46149.jpg (147kB)   53620.jpg (152kB)  
Re: Steam Car Photographs in the Beamish Collection
Posted by: Donald Cook (---.range86-143.btcentralplus.com)
Date: January 20, 2013 11:09AM

Here is the second batch of three.


73872 & 73873
Side views of 1903 steam car registration number J826 belonging to the Coates family of Willington.

J 826 registration is a Durham registration number, I don’t know if this number is correct as it’s the same as that on a different car in a later photograph – Don

85343
A 1903 White steam car registration number CH 21 with rear entrance tonneau body, which possibly belonged to the Richardson family (of the Leatherworks in Newcastle), believed to have been taken in the Rye Hill area of Newcastle, pre 1910.

CH 21 registration is a Derby registration number, this was more than likely issued in the county where the car was bought new i.e. from the agent - Don

more to follow

Don







Edited 2 times. Last edit at 01/20/13 11:20AM by Donald Cook.

Attachments: 73872.jpg (244kB)   73873.jpg (230kB)   85343.jpg (230kB)  
Re: Steam Car Photographs in the Beamish Collection
Posted by: Donald Cook (---.range86-143.btcentralplus.com)
Date: January 20, 2013 11:34AM

Here is the third and last batch of three.

73865 & 73866
Herbert Coates driving his 1903 steam car registration J826.

This number may have been swapped onto the car in the earlier photos as they were both owned by the same person - Don

92178
An early 1900 Locomobile steam car.

That’s the lot

Don


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Re: Steam Car Photographs in the Beamish Collection
Posted by: Old timer (86.112.62.---)
Date: January 20, 2013 12:41PM

The car in the first post No.46149 still survives in the Hull Museum of Street life. It was originally owned by a Colonel Compton who was well known in motoring from 1901 onwards. He added the home-made condenser to the car. The car is therefore a 1901 White model A/B.
The first car in the second post No.73872 & 73873 is a circa 1900-1902 Gardner Serpollet, probably a model A 6HP.
George.

Re: Steam Car Photographs in the Beamish Collection
Posted by: (---.as43234.net)
Date: January 21, 2013 08:25AM

Be interesting to see if this actually a mis-spelling of Crompton - if so owner was the electrical and road steam pioneer Colone REB Cormpton - [en.wikipedia.org]

By the way I did ask if Beamish had any archive material relating to the Stanley Dealers Galloways, but drew a blank.

Re: Steam Car Photographs in the Beamish Collection
Posted by: alpinemauve (Moderator)
Date: January 31, 2013 01:49PM

A great collection of photographs, so much so they now feature on the front page/home page of the website for February. If you still see the January set, please refresh your browser.


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Re: Steam Car Photographs in the Beamish Collection
Posted by: Donald Cook (---.range31-53.btcentralplus.com)
Date: March 15, 2013 08:26AM

Here’s another Steam Car photograph from the Beamish Museum archives.

44255
It depicts the 10hp Stanley registration number X 2135 which was supplied new by Galloway’s of Gateshead.

It is interesting to note that my 10hp Stanley has a windscreen (windshield) very similar to the one on this Stanley, this and the front doors would be Galloway fitments, and possibly the five spoke steering wheel.

Please see my thread: - Lost 10hp Stanley, for more information on this car

Don

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Re: Steam Car Photographs in the Beamish Collection
Posted by: (---.dhcp.embarqhsd.net)
Date: March 16, 2013 05:03PM

Great to see another photo of this car - and from almost precisely the same angle as the shot in the Christie'd auction listing.

Another Galloway touch may be the single headlamp - as on the ex-E W Kendrew / John Liming roadster.

Kelly



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