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Discovering Horse-drawn Vehicles by D.J. Smith

Discovering Horse-drawn Vehicles by D.J. Smith

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Discovering Horse-drawn Vehicles outlines the development of horse-drawn vehicles from their inception to the present day. It is an evocation of state and civic dignity, recalling the efforts of magnificent Shire horses and humble but hard-working cobs or 'vanners'.

Although mechanical transport has replaced stage-coach, hansom cab and family brougham, there has been a revival of interest in leisure and competitive driving, as a result of which old vehicles have been restored and new types introduced.

This book will assist the identification of different vehicles and describes their purpose, history, working parts and the materials used.

About the author

D.J. Smith was born in Birmingham and educated at University College, Cardiff. He took a lifelong interest in transport and the English countryside and is probably best known for his classic series of studies for Shire, which all featured his own characteristic drawings.

Book details

Paperback
176 pages
Publisher
Shire Publications Ltd
Publication date
May 2004
ISBN-10
0747802084
ISBN-13
9780747802082

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