Steam Carriage

#Picture Number TR152

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Victorian illustration to download showing a steam carriage for travel by road. A man drives his three-wheeled vehicle; his passenger sits beside him, and a stoker sits at the back. This vehicle was designed by Thomas Rickett (b. 1825), manager of the Castle Foundry, Buckingham, in 1860. Its average speed was 10mph, and it could reach 19mph; it carried 90 gallons of water in its tank, enough for 10 miles; and it consumed 8-10lb of coal per mile. Rickett was ahead of his time – not many of these steam carriages were sold.