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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 374

    John Haveron (fl. 1820-1860)

    Design for a locomotive, circa 1840

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    John Haveron (fl. 1820-1860)
    Design for a locomotive, circa 1840
    signed 'John Haveron' (upper left) and with a perforated stamp 'ESK' (lower left)
    pen and grey ink, watermark 'J WHATMAN'
    14 7/8 x 20 in. (37.6 x 50.8 cm.)

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    Locomotives such as the one in the present watercolour, were also known as portable engines, and were used by farmers for agricultural tasks such as ploughing and threshing. They were usually horse-drawn but could be self-propelled using steam at speeds of up to three or four kilometers per hour.

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    Please note that the illustration for this lot in the catalogue is incorrectly indicated as lot 373. The correct image for this lot is at the bottom of page 317.