Masham is a market town near Harrogate in North Yorkshire. Every year, it holds a Steam Engine and Fair Organ Rally. The casual visitor may wonder what on earth the devotees of monstrous iron kettles blowing steam get so excited about, but there was a time when steam-driven technology was as cutting-edge as it was possible to get. Talk to us today if you need free claims advice in Masham.
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In 1801, Richard Trevithick developed his “puffing devil“, a steam-driven vehicle which was essentially a giant enclosed coal-burner and kettle of water. When one prototype was left unattended, it is said to have “self-destructed”. It would quite probably not pass current health and safety legislation. James Watt and Matthew Boulton were the great pioneers, whose range of steam driven machinery kick-started the industrialisation of many of Britain’s early mass production techniques in fabric and garment manufacture and other goods. Watt’s and Boulton’s machines were early drivers of the Industrial Revolution.
Although steam-powered transport could have got off to a great start in the early 19th century, steam-powered road vehicles were not as readily accepted as rail and sea transport, and in 1865, had speed restrictions imposed upon them, limited to 4mph, and controlled by a man with a red flag, processing in front of the fearsome vehicle. This particular road legislation held back development for 30 years.
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If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you could talk to injury lawyers in Masham or equivalent, to see if you have a viable claim for compensation. Contact us at Accident Advice Helpline to enquire if your claim is valid and to ask how you can get injury lawyers in Masham to fight your case. Call our advisers on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. Your enquiry call is free and you can decide if you wish to start your claim. If you would like someone to call you back, text “CLAIM365” to 88010.
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Date Published: 15th December 2013
Author: David Brown