|S56: FURNITURE VAN PANTECHNICON|
An etched brass kit. A familiar sight from the late1800s to the 1920s. Originally built to transport furniture and other goods from city depositories to shops or customers, these large vans became more widespread as removal vans. Their nickname derives from the Pantechnicon Bazaar in Belgravia, an 1830ís art shop which eventually became a furniture warehouse. Many furniture removal companies were founded on such vehicles; Pickfords being a prime example. Several firms offered a road rail service where van would travel by road over the first and last few miles and ride on a flat wagon between appropriate railheads; the van could make an interesting and potentially colourful load for a suitable rail wagon.
(OO Gauge / 4mm Scale)
A picture of a Pantechnicon and other horse drawn vehicles can be found by clicking here .