SELLING STEAM BY THE POUND

By keithh  
Not sure I'm finished with him yet but this briefcase belonged to Mr William Flutter of Chandler's Ford. He worked for British Rail all his life but in the sixties his job was to sell on and dispose of all Southern Region's Steam Assets.

He invited tenders, offers and requests from everyone from Scrap Dealers to Railway Preservation Groups and he sold and gave them everything from complete locos to boiler suits, tools and lamps and everything in-between. In June 1967 his office printed and signed a piece of paper that declared 'No More Spares' and the last invoice looks to have been issued in 1968.

Tags: Still life General Trains Transport Steam Lamp British rail Ephemera


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Comments


12 Mar 2013 4:47PM
That's a nice drop of light, nice and soft on the leather briefcse.

Dave

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Meheecho 4 275 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2013 5:09PM
A super image. Great light and plenty to draw the eye
Steve
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11 1.1k 246 England
12 Mar 2013 6:18PM
Love the briefcase but the star of the show for me is that fab road/railway lamp & the light from it.
Nice collection of stuff here & the nostalgia that goes with it.
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2013 7:09PM
Love that receipt in Pounds, shillings and penceTongue

Adrian
LesF 10 182 9
12 Mar 2013 7:13PM
Super collection of bits and bobs Mr H


LesF
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13 25.2k 33 Wallis And Futuna
12 Mar 2013 7:16PM
Cheers guys.

That receipt also says Sec hand oil lamp, Adrian. Wink

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