Road Transportation   

1918 Ford Model T

Henry Ford, perhaps the most influential person in automotive history, introduced the Model ‘T’ in 1908. It remained in production, almost unchanged, for 19 years - until 1927. More than 15 million were produced in all, on the world’s first large-scale production lines. The Model T was far from being the best American car of its time, but it was the cheapest, the most reliable, and the most significant. This example is a 4 -door Touring model from 1918. The Model T was also famous for being available in "any colour - so long as it's black"!

1938 NSU 601TS

NSU began as a knitting machine manufacturer, established in the town of Neckarsulm in 1884. In the early years of the 20th century, NSU motorcycles appeared, as a natural continuation of their bicycle business, and in 1905 the first NSU car took to the road. The NSU 501T was a heavy touring bike, often sold with a sidecar, and produced from 1927-29. It was succeeded in 1930 by the 501TS, and then in 1937 by the larger-engined 601TS. This particular 601TS one of 6,900 made, was produced on July 26th 1938 and delivered to the Turkish Ministry of Defence in Ankara later that year. The sidecar is a 'Royal', with uprated suspension to cope with rough roads. (Kindly donated by the Weinstabl family)

1924 Hispano Suiza Model

Model made by the famous modeller Hubert Haderthauer. Having around 4000 handcrafted component parts. The individual parts are all manufactured by hand from steel, aluminium, brass, copper, leather and wood and then bolted together with scaled nuts and bolts.

Austin J40 Pedal Car

Over 32,000 of this very popular children’s car were made in Wales between 1950 and 1971. They were made in a special factory set up to employ disabled miners, and featured real Austin paint colours and working horn and headlights

Child’s Penny – Farthing bicycle

Since the pedals of early bcycles were fixed to the front wheel, the only way to increase the speed was to increase the size of the Wheel – hence the “Penny-Farthing” introduced in Britain by James Starley in the early 1870s. (The penny and farthing were two British coins of the period)

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