Pickfords trotting van in the days before motor vans

Pickfords trotting van in the days before motor vans
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In 1919 Pickfords had nearly 2,000 horse‑drawn vehicles, and over fifteen hundred horses to draw them, although they already had forty‑six motor vehicles. And even as late as 1946 they still had 300 horse vans.

The company used a Turkish bath at Finchley for their horses. The air was heated by one of Constantine's Convoluted Stoves.

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Aviaja Moller of SIRVA for permission to use the image from Pickfords Archive

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Early Turkish baths for animals. Part 4: Turkish baths for urban workhorses

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