SO9596 : Bilston Tram Depot (5)

taken 7 years ago, near to Bilston, Wolverhampton, Great Britain

Bilston Tram Depot (5)
Bilston Tram Depot (5)
British Electric Traction Company motif in terracotta on the main facade. Called 'Magnet and Wheel", the magnet consists of a length of special tramway rail bent into the form of a horseshoe magnet. Between the two poles a tramcar wheel represents the tramway vehicles as well as the rotating armature of an electric motor or dynamo, creating the electric sparks in the background. Most commonly found as a transfer on tramcars or on letterheads, etc., this 3-D representation is unusual and a fine survivor. The odd shape of the wheel from this angle is corrected when seen face-on LinkExternal link .
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 14 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 21 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
Material (from Tags)
Name (from Tags)
British Electric Traction  Wheel and Magnet 
Sculpture (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 9512 9667 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.0700N 2:4.4057W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 9512 9667
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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