Tuesday, January 21, 2020

MV 'Dominion Monarch' art

The oil painting by Wallace Trickett shows the 27,155 grt Dominion Monarch off Wellington heads inbound. Built at the Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson yard at Wallsend in 1938 for Shaw, Savill & Albion, the largest vessel in the UK-NZ trade route, she became the largest vessel of her time to visit Napier (1939). Length was 657.6 ft (200 metres) and breadth 84.8 ft (26 metres).

The ship was powered by 4 Doxford Diesels built by Swan Hunter and Doxford giving a maximum output of 32,000 b.h.p.

Surviving WW2, she remained a regular visitor to New Zealand until 1962 when she was sold to the Mitsui organisation of Japan for work at Seattle in the Twentieth Century Fair held there, but turned into a financial flop and was finally taken to Osaka where she was broken up in November of that year.

Lots more here

Ripolin paint delivery van, France, 1920s

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'I like the feel of real books, not small screens'

Monday, January 20, 2020

1925 Citroen promo art

late 1940s Alfa Romeo type 800 truck

"Production of civilian version of the Alfa Romeo 800 began after World War II. The civilian trucks got the grille with 5 horizontal bars (but the first civilian truck had the fine mesh or similar to military trucks 800RE grille) and extended cab for better comfort of the driver and passenger. There was a version with sleeper cabin too. Soon, the Model 800 has been replaced by the Model 900 with a more powerful engine."  (trucksplanet.com)

1928 Renault truck poster