Thomas Peckett & Sons Collection

Made:
1890-1950
maker:
Peckett and Sons

Photographs, a collection of approx 555 silver gelatin glass negatives, 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 ins to 12 x 10 ins, featuring views of newly completed industrial locomotives at Thomas Peckett & Sons' Atlas Works in Bristol, c 1890 - 1950.

This collection of approximately 555 silver gelatin glass negatives features views of newly completed industrial locomotives at Thomas Peckett & Sons' Atlas Works in Bristol, c 1890-1950.

In 1880 the locomotive manufacturing firm of Fox, Walker & Co was taken over by Thomas Peckett & Sons. Based at the Atlas Works in Bristol, Peckett concentrated mainly on producing light industrial locomotives for the home market, specialising in 0-4-0 and 0-6-0 saddle tank engines which were sold to quarries, collieries, docks, sugar refineries, steelworks, and other large industrial concerns. Locomotives were also shipped overseas, to Africa, South America, the Middle East, and Australasia. Peckett built about 1500 locomotives, the majority steam-powered, although a small number of diesels were produced just before the company ceased trading in 1961.

Details

Category:
Photographic Collections (Railway)
Object Number:
1999-7543
type:
photographs
credit:
Industrial Railway Society
status:
Permanent collection

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