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AJS Nine Motorcar AJS Nine Motorcar

Two seater tourer manufactured by AJS of Wolverhampton, 1930. Find out more about our car collection

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Sunbeam Motorcycle Sunbeam Motorcycle

This is the earliest known surviving Sunbeam motorcycle, manufactured in Wolverhampton in 1913. Find out more about our Motorcycle collection

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Tram 34 Tram 34

Built in 1919 for operation by Wolverhampton District Tramways, this enclosed single-decker could accommodate 32 seated passengers. Similar in design to our Tram 5, the low domed roof enabled the car to operate on routes that passed under low railway bridges.   Entered service: 1919   Withdrawn:...

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Trolleybus 433 Trolleybus 433

Wolverhampton Corporation trolleybus 433, with a Wolverhampton manufactured Sunbeam W4 chassis. Supplied to the Corporation in 1946. Find out more about our trolley bus collection

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Trolleybus 862 Trolleybus 862

Walsall Corporation trolleybus 862, with a Wolverhampton manufactured Sunbeam F4A chassis, 1955. Find out more about our trolley bus collection

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Rockson Motorcycle Rockson Motorcycle

The Rockson' motorcycle, manufactured by J. S. Rock & Sons of Cradley. Find out more about our Motorcycle collection

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Wolf Motorcycle Wolf Motorcycle

Wolf motorcycle, manufactured by the Wearwell Cycle Company of Wolverhampton, 1936. Find out more about our Motorcycle collection

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Boat BCN 14693 Boat BCN 14693

Detail of BCN 14693 (""Bessie""), an open day boat built in 1895 for use by Harts Hill Iron Company. It could transport up to 30 tons of cargo such as coal or iron at a time. Find out more about our boat collection

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1918 Sunbeam Military Dispatch Rider's Motorcycle 1918 Sunbeam Military Dispatch Rider's Motorcycle

Found in France in a derelict state and brought back to the UK. During restoration the original brass plate bearing French dispatch rider's regiment and number and village of origin was exposed; contact has since been made with the mayor of the village. Only a handful of Sunbeam military motorcycles remain in...

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1928 AJS Motorcycle, Reg UK 7411, 799cc 1928 AJS Motorcycle, Reg UK 7411, 799cc

Made at A.J. Stevens Wolverhampton. Very few of this model have survived Find out more about our Motorcycle collection

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1930 Sunbeam Solo, Reg JO 1326 1930 Sunbeam Solo, Reg JO 1326

This machine is believed to be a genuine Isle of Man TT racer, used by Works rider Charlie Dodson in 1930. Find out more about our Motorcycle collection

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Narrow boat 'Diamond' Narrow boat 'Diamond'

The 'Diamond' was built by John Crichton & Co. of Saltney, Chester for Midland and Coast Canal Carrying Company of Wolverhampton. The boat was first registered at Wolverhampton in 1928. Find out more about our boat collection

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Tram 49 Tram 49

This Wolverhampton Corporation double decker tram was built in 1909. It is a typical Edwardian tramcar with an ornate lower saloon and open upper deck with traverse seating. Originally equipped with the Lorain system - taking its power supply from studs in the road - it was later converted to run from overhead...

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Mast Head Lamp Mast Head Lamp

This lamp is from the tar tanker the Stour which is moored in the canal arm on the BCLM site. It is paraffin fuelled and features traditional canal art.

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President Steam Narrowboat President Steam Narrowboat

Built in 1909 at the Fellows, Morton & Clayton company dock at Saltley, Birmingham. President was used to do 'Fly' (working day and night) runs from Birmingham to London. She would have carried cargo ranging from tea and spices to beer and bicycles. President was bought by the Black Country Living Museum in...

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1903 Sunbeam Motor Car, AA 360 1903 Sunbeam Motor Car, AA 360

An important and historic vehicle - on of only four existing from this year. This must have been a precursor to the Sunbeam Motor Car Company which was not founded until 1905. A sophisticated vehicle for its day, it was known to be very reliable when other car manufacturers were still experimenting. Thought to have...

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BCN Boat Register BCN Boat Register

Birmingham Canal Navigation (BCN) Boat Register, gauging record from 1883 to 1884, recorded at Tipton and Smethwick stations, dark emerald green textile cover with red leather corners and damaged spine with textile spine covering showing, handwritten text in red felt pen on piece of paper sellotaped to spine reads...

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BCN Boat Register BCN Boat Register

Birmingham Canal Navigation (BCN) gauging record for 1904, blue textile hardback cover, blue and purple marbled fly leaves, red piece of paper stuck to spine with sellotape which is now becoming detached, remains of a piece of dark paper stuck to spine, illegible, first record is dated 27.01.04 and last record is...

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BCN Receipt Book BCN Receipt Book

Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) receipt book, grey yellow and blue marbled cover with maroon spine cover, tracing paper pages numbered from 2251 to 2500, dating from July/August 1908 to November 1941, inside front cover is a book plate printed with: "Martin Billing, Son, & Co.

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BCN receipt book BCN receipt book

Birmingham Canal Navigation (BCN) receipt book, brown marbled hardboard cover with blue spine cover, handwritten pages 1 to 100, page 1 dates 'Aug/Sept 43', page 100 dates 'July/Aug 4'.

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BCN Notebook BCN Notebook

Lined notebook with plain red textile hardcover, title on front page reads: 'Particulars of Work Stoppages Birmingham District', Birmingham Canal Navigation (BCN), handwritten notes are written in pencil on every page with details of works to locks, first pages are dated '7th until 9th Sep /31', the last written page...

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Photograph Photograph

black and white photograph in frame with wooden base, glass front and metal corner fittings. The rear has a metal chain. The picture shows a Alfred Mortiboys in a flat cap standing next to a horse decorated with harnesses and brasses.

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Photograph of Icebreaker Narrowboat Photograph of Icebreaker Narrowboat

This picture was taken in 1895, it shows an icebreaker boat breaking through the ice at Dudley Port, Tipton junction by the Netherton Tunnel. Icebreakers were used to break the ice of the canal networks during severe frosts to provide a safe route for other boats to travel. At our Museum, we have two icebreaker...

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Tram 5 Tram 5

Tram 5 entered service in 1920 with the Dudley, Stourbridge and District Company. At just over 32 feet long it could accommodate 34 seated passengers and has two manually operated doors at each end. Withdrawn in 1930, it was sold for use as a summer house, before eventually being preserved in 1973. Recently restored...

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Horse Drawn Tram 23 Horse Drawn Tram 23

Built in 1892 for the Wolverhampton Tramways Company, this tram operated on the Queens Square to Tettenhall route. Pulled by two horses on standard gauge track it could carry 44 passengers. With the introduction of electric trams it was withdrawn from service and sold for use as a garden shelter. Acquired by the...

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