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Joseph Tangye (1826-1902) on a velocipede, probably Wolverhampton, West Midlands. Around 1870 Featured February Image

Joseph Tangye (1826-1902) on a velocipede, probably Wolverhampton, West Midlands. Around 1870

The velocipede in the photograph is very similar to the one in the collection of the Royal Cornwall Museum (TRURI : 1937.34). Tangye's Cornwall Works in Birmingham built large numbers of velocipedes, paying a royalty to the French Velocipede Company in order to make the bicycles. The five sons of Joseph Tangye senior, an Illogan miner, commenced their engineering and manufacturing business together in Birmingham in 1856. James (1825-1912), the eldest, was very skilled with the lathe; Joseph (1826-1902) was the creative engineer; Richard (1833-1906) dealt with public relations and sales; George (1835-1920) was the businessman; while Edward (1832-1909), a Quaker, soon left to found his own business. Velocipedes, also known as Boneshakers, due to their iron tyres, were one of the many things that were manufactured at the Cornwall Works. The business also provided the hydraulic rams required to launch the Great Eastern, Brunel's ill-fated steel ship in 1857-1858, and to raise Cleopatra's Needle to its present position on the London Embankment in 1878. The first direct-acting steam pumps in Europe were made at the Cornwall Works in 1867 and the firm produced James Tangye's horizontal steam engines from 1869. By 1876 the firm employed 1300 workers. The Tangyes were also philanthropists and from 1880 were founders and major benefactors of the Birmingham Art Gallery and Museum and the Birmingham School of Art. Photographer: Edward Hill, 39, Darlington Street, Wolverhampton

© From the collection of the RIC

Scallop Fishermen, Fowey, Cornwall. January 1992 Featured February Image

Scallop Fishermen, Fowey, Cornwall. January 1992

Fowey scallop fishermen, who were captured outside the Lugger Inn in a photograph in 1990, have been painted in oils. Sussex artist Pat Yendell saw the photo and was so impressed she decided to paint it. The result was loaned to the Lugger, and locals fundraised to buy a second painting which they commissioned from Pat, to be donated to the town. Fishermen, from left to right: Matthew Jane, Chris Curtis, Mike Dunn, Dave Thomas, Darren Vincent, Brendan Benson and Jason Powell, along with Spot the dog. Missing from this photograph is Mark Douglas, second from left in the painting. Photographer: Jonathan Barker

© RIC, photographer Jonathan Barker

Maria Asumpta, Polruan, Lanteglos by Fowey, Cornwall. October 1992 Featured February Image

Maria Asumpta, Polruan, Lanteglos by Fowey, Cornwall. October 1992

Minor repair work being undertaken on the world's oldest wooden sailing ship at the Fowey harbour commissioners slipway at Polruan. She was built in Spain in 1858 and continued to sail until the 1930s when a single engine was installed. Trading until 1978 she fell into decay, but an 18 month restoration programme in the early 1980s brought the ship back to seaworthiness.In 1995 the Maria Asumpta was on her first voyage after a refit in Gloucester when she hit bad weather and on the afternoon of 30th May prepared to enter Padstow harbour. The captain, Mark Litchfield, decided to sail between The Mouls and Pentire Point, not a route recommended by the Admiralty, she hit rocks and the crew abandoned ship with three men losing their lives. Mr Litchfield was charged with manslaughter due to gross negligence, was found guilty and jailed for 18 months. Photographer: Jonathan Barker

© RIC, photographer Jonathan Barker