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Early Amusement Images Picture Library

The Picture Library will be temporarily closed during the period February 13, 2015 and March 9, 2015 whilst the entire Library is moved to a new high tech facility.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but pledge to offer an even swifter media service following this relocation.  Thank you for your forbearance.

1950’s COACHES – 400 Images – 25 Makes – A Unique Collection

NEW VIDEO for 2015

‘By popular request’ ~ This previously unseen unique collection features coaches (and single-deckers) from great names such as AEC; Albion; Atkinson; Austin; Bedford; Commer; Dennis; Dodge; Foden; Fordson; Guy; Jensen; Karrier; Leyland;  Morris; Maudslay; Daimler; Bristol; Crossley; Sedden; Sentinel; Thornycroft; Vulcan; Tilling Stevens and B.M.M.O.

The Video is best viewed as a ‘full screen’ presentation.

This Video Presentation is the copyright of the EAI Picture Library ~

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FOR SALE                             (01/01/15)

Two glass framed early hand coloured engravings depicting a Russian Pleasure Fair in St. Petersberg 1804.

These hand coloured images show :-

1). Hand-Cranked Roundabout.  2). Hand-Cranked ‘Up ‘n’ Downs’.

Frames Measure 38 cms. x 34 cms. (approx.).

Pictures (oval images) Measure 16 cms. x 12 cms. (approx.).

Condition  – Very Good.

Both Framed Pictures Offered For Sale as One Lot.

Sale Price :- £88.00 (eighty-eight pounds only).

Hand Cranked Roundabout - St. Peterberg, Russia c.1812
Hand Cranked Roundabout – St. Peterberg, Russia c.1812

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Hand-Cranked 'Up 'n' Downs', St. Petersberg, Russia c. 1812
Hand-Cranked ‘Up ‘n’ Downs’, St. Petersberg,  c. 1812

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Condition of Sale :-

Purchaser to collect Lot from address adjacent to Junction 6 of the M25 London Orbital Motorway.

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World’s Fair 1909

Advertisement Published in the World’s Fair on June 12, 1909

World's Fair Advertisement 1909
World’s Fair Advertisement June 12, 1909 

Picture Courtesy EAI Picture Library – All Rights Reserved

Marconiphone Music Amplification

Charles Thurston’s Marconiphone Coach in the 1930’s

Marconi Tilling Stevens Coach (Mitcham 1932)
Marconi Tilling Stevens Coach (Mitcham 1932)


”OLD BUSES and COACHES on the Fairground – 1930’s to 1970’s” 

Well known British Showman Charles Thurston arranged and presented his own programmes of orchestral selections, organ solos, marches and songs on the fairground during the early 1930’s.  These concerts were broadcast from his Marconi Radio and Amplifying Tilling Stevens coach to patrons on the fairground. The Sunday concerts often lasted up to an hour-and-a-half, and played to thousands of people.  This all British amplification unit was supplied

with current from the petrol-electric engine.  A very powerful ”searchlight” speaker broadcast the music which gave a ”most pleasant and un-distorted output”. The range of the speaker was reported to be over four miles.

Image Courtesy Early Amusement Images Picture Library – All Rights Reserved