1975 Dish Commemorating the Opening of the S&DR in 1825

£5.99

A  white ceramic dish with a 22 carat (so the base says) gold rim dating to 1975 produced for the 150th anniversary celebrations of the Stockton & Darlington Railway. It features Locomotion No.1, designed by George Stephenson on fish belly rails. Prince William Ware and part of a wider collection produced in 1975 – other examples can usually be found in our vintage and second hand categories. Made in England. 11.5cm in diameter.

 

 

 

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Description

A useful dish originally designed as an ash tray but just as useful as a pin tray,or for dropping jewellery/cufflinks into before going to bed, or holding jams, jellies or butter at the table.

Locomotion No.1 was the first locomotive to be commissioned by the Stockton & Darlington Railway and came into official operation on 27th September 1825 – the opening of the S&DR. It was designed by George Stephenson and made in the Stephenson Works in Forth Street Newcastle with the assistance of Timothy Hackworth. Hackworth also went on to make a number of improvements to it once it became operational including designing the new plug wheel, less prone to breaking than the wheels supplied by Stephenson.

Why not pair up with something from the George Stephenson Collection?

 

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