Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,127 pages of information and 245,598 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Lee (of Leicester)

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Extract from Steam Locomotion on Common Roads by William Fletcher. Published 1891.

Mr. Lee, of Leicester, sent a three-wheel road locomotive to the London Exhibition of 1862. The driving wheels were 6ft. diameter, the cylinders 4.5 in. diameter and gin, stroke. Motion was transmitted from the crank shaft to the main axle by spur gearing, in the proportion of eight to one.



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