Sheffield Independent (10/Jul/1830) - Another Steam Coach

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Another Steam-Coach.

Early on Wednesday morning, an experiment was made on the Huddersfield and Manchester turnpike road, of the powers of a steam coach, upon a new principle, being the joint invention of John and George Hanson, of Huddersfield (brothers,) the one a plumber and glazier, and the other a brazier. The coach is calculated for the accommodation of ten passengers, and that number having taken their seats, the machine started off. The result was most gratifying to its ingenious and industrious inventors. It ran upon level ground, at the velocity of eighteen miles an hour : and ascended a hill where there is a rise of three inches and a half to the yard, at the rate of from six to seven miles. On its return, however, to the place from whence it first set out, a slight mishap occurred. The coach was proceeding at that speed, when the guide, who had the most complete command of its movement, stopped it suddenly. The consequence was, that a crank, which had been made of cast iron, and was afterwards found to have a flaw in it, broke in two. No accident occurred, and the result confirmed the sanguine anticipation of the inventors.
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