Chariot maker - Robert Hurford


Gun WheelThis is a reconstruction of a gun wheel from the year 1471. Reconstructions and the mysterious technologies of the medieval period have long fascinated me.

 

 

 

Tilbury GigRecent work has included conservation of horse-drawn vehicles for museums, involving some new areas of chemical expertise. An unusual recent job was this model for a corporate client, here on my kitchen table before it left for the boardroom.

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, here is a picture taken in 1977, I am little more than a callow yoof, but the picture reminds me of how times have changed, the good blacksmith who did our welding for us then didn’t have an angle grinder. A lot of varied experience over the years has brought me to the point where I can now add the description ‘chariot maker or builder, and museum conservator to carriage builder and wheelwright’.

 

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