Road testing machine, 1911

Road testing machine, 1911

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Credit: NATIONAL PHYSICAL LABORATORY (c) CROWN COPYRIGHT/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Road testing machine. This machine was used to determine which paving techniques and materials were the most hard-wearing when exposed to heavy loads and high traffic levels. The road being analysed here is not a public road but a purpose-made testing track, so that the different paving methods can all be surveyed within the same research arena. Photographed at the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, UK, in 1911.

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