Engraving of a steam-driven road roller

Engraving of a steam-driven road roller

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Caption: Traction engine. Engraving of a steam-driven traction engine used as a road roller. The road roller used the weight carried by its front wheel to flatten and compact materials during road construction and repair. Engraving of a British road roller from 1868, the year it was introduced by the Aveling and Porter company. Various developments of this model were seen on British roads for a century.

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Keywords: 19th cent., 19th century, aveling's traction engine, construction, historical, history of science, land, porter's traction engine, road, road roller, steam, steam-driven, steamroller, technology, traction engine, transport, transportation

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