Glazing Wagon

Glazing Wagon. The Illustrated London News (7 December 1850): 432. Source: An Internet Archive online version of a copy in the University of Michigan Library. Click on image to enlarge it.

“But few words are required, in addition to the view of the glazing wagon, to make our readers acquainted with the simplicity of this contrivance. Taking advantage of the continuous lines of longitudinal gutters, covered waggons have been constructed for the use of the glaziers in bad weather, each mounted on four wooden wheels, which run on the bottom of the gutters aa the wheels of the old coal-waggons in the North of England ran on the wooden or iron trams before the introduction of the edge-rail; on either side of the platform of the waggon is a box for the glass-being eight feet wide, there is sufficient space on the platform for two or three men to work at the same time. In the View, the tarpeuhn or canvas covering is not shown.”

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