Bruce Peebles

transformer passing through

London

   A transformer from Bruce Peebles' works in Edinburgh passes through Edinburgh in the early 1900s

Where is it? - 1

Answer:  Ludgate Hill

   A transformer from Bruce Peebles' works in Edinburgh passes through Edinburgh in the early 1900s

Royal Exchange

   A transformer from Bruce Peebles' works in Edinburgh passes through Edinburgh in the early 1900s

Tower Bridge

   A transformer from Bruce Peebles' works in Edinburgh passes through Edinburgh in the early 1900s

Tower Bridge

   A transformer from Bruce Peebles' works in Edinburgh passes through Edinburgh in the early 1900s

Tower Bridge

   A transformer from Bruce Peebles' works in Edinburgh passes through Edinburgh in the early 1900s

Tower of London

   A transformer from Bruce Peebles' works in Edinburgh passes through Edinburgh in the early 1900s

Where is it? - 2

Route through London

I don't know the final destination of this transformer.  I wonder if it took the direct route to its destination, or if it was diverted past a few landmarks to have its photo taken.

 

When were these Photos Taken?

I originally captioned these photos 'Early-1900s',  but then I received a message from John Robins who wrote:

Mid-1920s

"The photographs are captioned 'early 1900s' but are definitely not that old and should be referred to as 'Middle 1920s'. 

In the photo 'Where is it? - 1', you can clearly see a double decker bus with a covered top deck.  Such buses were not permitted until 1925 or '26, and the bus immediately behind the transformer is still on solid tyres, all of which had been eliminated by 1928.

The clothes worn by the ladies in the middle distance would bear this period out.

The tractor is a Latil and is on pneumatic tyres which could not have happened before WW I, and, finally, the trailer being pulled by the Latil and sagging slightly under the weight of the transformer is lettered for the London and North Eastern Railway Co which did not exist until the 1923 grouping of railway companies."

John Robins:  November 23, 2008

 

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