Steaming Along – The erratic history of steam powered road vehicles. (Part 2)

By the 1860s many different inventors were working on steam cars. Railways powered by steam locomotives were well established, so making something smaller and lighter that could run on roads seemed to be the logical next step. Henry Taylor, a watchmaker based in Quebec, produced a ‘Steam Pleasure Carriage’. This was demonstrated at Country Fairs. […]

4th June 1855 The Camel Corps – The USS Supply sets sail to acquire camels for the American Army

The USS Supply was a navy stores ship. It usually carried the likes of food, drink and ammunition; basically anything the navy needed to move from A to B. However, before setting out from New York in June 1855, the commander, Lieutenant David Dixon Porter, had spent the previous few weeks modifying the ship for […]