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

transport-by-aerial-ropeways-wth-carrington-1899-snipped-robert-w-blackwell-company-advert
– general engineering articles on the following subjects:
High Speed Steam Engines
Coast Electrical Communication
Machine Tools
Modern Gas Engines

And the following articles specifically related to Aerial Ropeways:
Aerial Ropeways

Transport by aerial ropeways WTH Carrington, 1899 snipped WTH Carrington article start
Ropeways as a Means of Transport
“Otto” Ropeways

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Sectional Aerial Wire Ropeways
Single-Span Cableways: Travelling, Fixed and Semi-Portable

 

Transport by aerial ropeways WTH Carrington, 1899 snipped title page

Transport by aerial ropeways WTH Carrington, 1899 snipped Bullivant advert

Source: Transport by aerial ropeway, W.T.H Carrington, pub P.S. King  & Son, London, 1899

Related articles:

  1. Bullivant & Co, Millwall London, supplier of Taikoo Sugar Refinery’s aerial ropeway cables
  2. Bullivant & Co, Millwall London, supplier of Taikoo Sugar Refinery’s aerial ropeway cables – additional information
  3. Taikoo Sugar Refinery – Bullivant’s Ropeway for transporting coal from ship to shore
  4. Thomas Selby – Cutty Sark, Indo-China Steam Navigation Company and Bullivants
  5. Multiple transport proposals HK Island, Kowloon and NT, mainly 1970s-1990s – includes proposed aerial ropeways

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