1935 MAYOR & MAYORESS IN STATE ATTENDED BY THE SURVEYOR & HIGHWAYS COMMITTEE OPENING THE NEW DUROID MACADAM ROAD. 1975 THE SAME COMMITTEE WATCHING VAIN ENDEAVOURS TO SCARIFY THE ROAD AT A LATER DATE

1935 MAYOR & MAYORESS IN STATE ATTENDED BY THE SURVEYOR & HIGHWAYS COMMITTEE OPENING THE NEW DUROID MACADAM ROAD.
1975 THE SAME COMMITTEE WATCHING VAIN ENDEAVOURS TO SCARIFY THE ROAD AT A LATER DATE by WILLIAM HEATH ROBINSON

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SIGNED AND INSCRIBED WITH TITLE
PEN AND INK
5 1/2 X 14 1/2 INCHES
DRAWN AS PART OF AN ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN FOR DUROID ROAD SURFACES, 1932
EXHIBITED: 'HEATH ROBINSON, MACHINES AND INVENTIONS',
THE WEST HOUSE & HEATH ROBINSON MUSEUM TRUST, PINNER,
19 MARCH-17 APRIL 2011, NO 73
'WILLIAM HEATH ROBINSON 1872-1944', 25 MAY-22 JUNE 2011, NO 161;
'THE INVENTIVE ART OF WILLIAM HEATH ROBINSON', 16 MARCH-9 APRIL 2016

DUROID WAS AN ANTI-SKID ROAD SURFACING MATERIAL PRODUCED BY NEWTON CHAMBERS OF SHEFFIELD. WILLIAM HEATH ROBINSON PRODUCED A SERIES OF ELEVEN DRAWINGS TO BE PRODUCED ON BLOTTERS SHOWING THE VIRTUES OF DUROID. THESE WOULD HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO RELEVANT LOCAL AUTHORITY STAFF. THE DRAWINGS WERE LATER REPRODUCED ON BLUE CARDS 'AS A REMINDER...'.

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