Scammell mechanical horse.

Mike Jeffries

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Artist's Description


Alongside their huge vehicles Scammell developed the little three-wheeler mainly to be used as a tractor for local urban deliveries from railway yards. At one time they were a common sight in our towns and cities and other companies as well as the railways saw the value of the highly manouverable little lorries in narrow streets and premises.

If you thought that recycling was a new idea this scene shows that the trade was very much part of life well over fifty years ago. The little Scammells would collect all kinds of waste paper from all over London to take to Phillip’s yard in Battersea where it would be baled for return to the paper mill and re-processing.

A painting like this of your favourite vehicle, British or American, in oils on canvas or board would cost about £1500.

Since painting this from a series of black and white photos I’ve learnt that the livery was red and cream! As a result this painting on a 20”x30” canvas board with correct livery, extra detail and figures is currently for sale at £2000. Please ring 07884462140 or e-mail for details.

Please remember this image is protected by International copyright law..

You may download any image for personal or non-commercial use only.

Artwork Comments

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