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The Sentinel: A History of Alley & MacLellan and The Sentinel Wag

The Sentinel: A History of Alley & MacLellan and The Sentinel Waggon Works Volume 1 1875-1930 - W. J. Hughes & Joseph L. Thomas

Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1973, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper heavily sunned at the spine, a little so at the panels. Leans slightly. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Diagrams; Tables; Appendices [22];

From the cover: “Alley & MacLellan of Glasgow started to build the famous ‘sentinel’ steam waggons in 1905, but long before that their trade name, ‘sentinel’, had been carried worldwide on many other products, including stationary and marine steam engines, lighting plant, air compressors, valves, hydraulic units, and ships’ machinery. Their ships, ‘built on dry land’, were afloat also in many parts of the world, including the Chauncy Maples which still plies on Lake Malawi in the 1970s.

Later the Sentinel Waggon Works, known affectionately as ‘The Sentinel’, became a separate entity, and through the famous ‘super’ and ‘D. G’. waggons developed the design until with the ‘s’-type it became known as the Rolls-Royce of steam waggons.

Other products included steam tractors and portable engines, the well-known Sentinel-Cammell railcars, and rail locomotives for both freight and passenger traffic.

This book, the first volume of two tells the story of the business from its earliest days until 1930, with its products, prices, and personalities. It will be enjoyed not only by lovers of steam on road and rail, but by any student of technological history, to which it makes an invaluable contribution.”


Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 320 pages.
£32.30

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