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Rowland Emett OBE (1906-1990)


Frederick Rowland Emett. OBE (1906-1990)

Rowland Emett established himself as the creator of elegant and whimsical cartoons during the 1930s, while working as an industrial draughtsman. In 1951, he reached a wider public with his designs for The Far Tottering and Oyster Creek Railway, which was sited at Battersea Park during the Festival of Britain. Gradually, he converted more of his illustrations into increasingly complex three-dimensional machines. Both drawings and inventions helped cheer a nation fed up with years of austerity.

Rowland Emett was born in New Southgate, London on 22 October 1906, the elder son of the proprietor of a small advertising business.

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