Transport by Aerial Ropeways worldwide – 1899 publication
Robin Selby has sent a link to Transport by Aerial Ropeways, published in what appears to be a 1899 reprint of a special edition of the Engineering Times, London.
Robin had previously been in contact about his great-uncle Thomas Selby (1866-1937) who was at one time mate of the Cutty Sark, captain of another ship, went on to work for the The Indo-China Steam Navigation Company Ltd (ICSNC) which had been established in 1873 as a subsidiary of Hong Kong based Jardine, Matheson & Co. and then for Bullivant & Company which manufactured Taikoo Sugar Refinery’s aerial ropeway cables.
Robin went on to research Bullivant’s. All articles connected with the above subjects are linked below.
Transport by Aerial Ropeways, contains a great deal of information including:
– many adverts featuring British industrial companies particularly those involved in heavy engineering
– general engineering articles on the following subjects:
High Speed Steam Engines
Coast Electrical Communication
Modern Gas Engines
And the following articles specifically related to Aerial Ropeways:
Ropeways as a Means of Transport
Sectional Aerial Wire Ropeways
Single-Span Cableways: Travelling, Fixed and Semi-Portable
Source: Transport by aerial ropeway, W.T.H Carrington, pub P.S. King & Son, London, 1899
- Bullivant & Co, Millwall London, supplier of Taikoo Sugar Refinery’s aerial ropeway cables
- Bullivant & Co, Millwall London, supplier of Taikoo Sugar Refinery’s aerial ropeway cables – additional information
- Taikoo Sugar Refinery – Bullivant’s Ropeway for transporting coal from ship to shore
- Thomas Selby – Cutty Sark, Indo-China Steam Navigation Company and Bullivants
- Multiple transport proposals HK Island, Kowloon and NT, mainly 1970s-1990s – includes proposed aerial ropeways