Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Promoting the canal in 1923.

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The larger canal companies occasionally issued promotional material and the booklet shown above is one of the earliest  in my collection.

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With its colour printed front cover and tasselled cord binding it looks  quite prestigious and was obviously designed by the Aire and Calder Navigation Co to impress potential customers with the size of their canal and its state of the art equipment.

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Coal hoists are featured.                                                  

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As are their tugs and carrying craft.                                            

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Their ‘tom pudding’ compartment boats for coal carrying.

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& their very large modernised locks.

The  undated booklet has 30 pages and 20 plus photos and diagrams and seems to have been issued in the early 1920’s.

1 comment:

Captain Ahab said...

What a great booklet. I am a big fan of the Yorkshire waterways.