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Turn Table Collection

Stepping back in time, the Swindon Works turntable of 1908 stands as a testament to engineering excellence and locomotive history

Background imageTurn Table Collection: Swindon Works, 1908

Swindon Works, 1908
View of Swindon Works looking towards the turntable and Erecting Shop

Background imageTurn Table Collection: No 6014 King Henry VII, c1935

No 6014 King Henry VII, c1935
4-6-0 King class locomotive. Built 1928. Seen here in streamlined form

Background imageTurn Table Collection: Zeppelin shed at Nordholz, aerial photograph during WW1

Zeppelin shed at Nordholz, aerial photograph during WW1
Aerial photograph of a Zeppelin shed on a turntable, after its reconstruction and extension to a length of 200 metres, at the Nordholz Zeppelin Base in northern Germany during the First World War

Background imageTurn Table Collection: DOVER PIER - 1925

DOVER PIER - 1925
Admirality Pier Dover, Kent

Background imageTurn Table Collection: A Regency giant quarter striking eight day turn-table musical organ clock, c

A Regency giant quarter striking eight day turn-table musical organ clock, c
5890562 A Regency giant quarter striking eight day turn-table musical organ clock, c.1820 (gilt-brass mounted mahogany) by English School

Background imageTurn Table Collection: A Regency giant quarter striking eight day turn-table musical organ clock, c

A Regency giant quarter striking eight day turn-table musical organ clock, c
5890564 A Regency giant quarter striking eight day turn-table musical organ clock, c.1820 (gilt-brass mounted mahogany) by English School

Background imageTurn Table Collection: A Regency giant quarter striking eight day turn-table musical organ clock, c

A Regency giant quarter striking eight day turn-table musical organ clock, c
5890563 A Regency giant quarter striking eight day turn-table musical organ clock, c.1820 (gilt-brass mounted mahogany) by English School

Background imageTurn Table Collection: The Story of Exposition The Panama - Pacific International Exposition Company

The Story of Exposition The Panama - Pacific International Exposition Company 1915 The Transfer Table, Palace of Transportation San Francisco

Background imageTurn Table Collection: Locomotives at Changhua Roundhouse, Taiwan

Locomotives at Changhua Roundhouse, Taiwan

Background imageTurn Table Collection: Turntable at Changhua Roundhouse, Taiwan

Turntable at Changhua Roundhouse, Taiwan

Background imageTurn Table Collection: Changhua Roundhouse, Taiwan

Changhua Roundhouse, Taiwan

Background imageTurn Table Collection: Locomotive at Changhua Roundhouse, Taiwan

Locomotive at Changhua Roundhouse, Taiwan

Background imageTurn Table Collection: Turntable and West Coast Wilderness Railway Train at Railway Station, Regatta Point

Turntable and West Coast Wilderness Railway Train at Railway Station, Regatta Point, Strahan, Western Tasmania, Australia

Background imageTurn Table Collection: DVD drive motor, SEM

DVD drive motor, SEM
DVD drive motor. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the electric motor from a computer DVD disk drive. The turntable has been removed to show the interior

Background imageTurn Table Collection: Baby and Radiogram

Baby and Radiogram
A baby boy fiddling with a stereo radiogram - naughty!

Background imageTurn Table Collection: Merryweather Turntable

Merryweather Turntable
In 1908 Merryweathers designed and constructed the first motor fire-ladder built on the one-engine principle, using the same motor which propelled the vehicle



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Stepping back in time, the Swindon Works turntable of 1908 stands as a testament to engineering excellence and locomotive history. No 6014 King Henry VII, a majestic steam engine from c1935, gracefully glides onto the turntable at DOVER PIER in 1925, ready for its next journey. Intriguingly, amidst the ticking of time, an extraordinary Regency giant quarter striking eight-day turn-table musical organ clock emerges. Its intricate design captivates with melodic tunes and precise movements that transport you to another era. As we delve deeper into history's archives, we uncover an aerial photograph taken during WW1 over the Zeppelin shed at Nordholz. The colossal structure looms large against the sky, showcasing how even airships relied on turntables for their maintenance and maneuvering. Shifting our focus across continents, we find ourselves immersed in The Story of Exposition - The Panama-Pacific International Exposition Company. Amidst grand exhibitions and cultural celebrations in San Francisco during 1915, a hidden gem awaits – a magnificent locomotive poised on a Changhua Roundhouse turntable in Taiwan. The Changhua Roundhouse becomes our stage once again as another locomotive takes center stage on its rotating platform. This mechanical marvel showcases how these roundhouses were vital hubs for train maintenance and organization throughout Taiwan's railway network. And there it is – the heart of every roundhouse – the iconic Turntable. Standing tall amidst bustling activity at Changhua Roundhouse in Taiwan; this sturdy mechanism effortlessly guides trains onto different tracks with precision and ease. From steam engines to zeppelins, clocks to roundhouses; each mention of 'turn table' unveils yet another fascinating chapter from our rich historical tapestry.