There are three items there that I know about :-(6) a match fired eprouvette for testing the strength of gun powder. Probably Anglo/Dutch, and 18th century.(9) A flintlock Eprouvette, eighteenth century, probably French.(10) A nice quality cartridge box, Germanic or quite possibly English from the subject matter of the inlays. Dating from the late sixteenth century.
6. is as you say but it claims to be C.17th9. yes, by Claude Revachon (so French as you say) C.18th10. yes, in ebony and ivory circa 1550 and labelled as a 'patron' so probably French?
(13) A horseless carriage, probably built in the late 1890s, English, or more probably French, looking at the almost non-existent braking arrangements.
13. object and date correct, Mike. It was the first motor carriage made by the famous gentleman seated at the tiller. I'm sure you could guess his name as he streams across the road.
(11) A tool for shaping the inside of treen bowls. North European (probably Scandinavian) 19th/early 20th century.
Yes Mike, it is an inshave by Hans Karlsson, a bent draw-knife for scooping out bowls, based on the earlier holkjarn which had a fully circular blade.
P.s. Item number 9 dates from the late eighteenth / very early 19th century, to be a bit more exact.
You're probably right Mike, but it was labelled as C.18th.
Number 2 is a Royal Enfield Flying Flea
No flies on you Rog, it's a 1944 model.
12 looks like Mr H and Mr D
Yes indeed Rog, William Harley and Arthur Davidson themselves. (Item 15 shows the same pair of gents in 1914)
I'm sure you both know the gent on the two-seater Indian in picture 14.
Charlie Chaplin ?
(13) Henry Ford (?)
Sorry, did I make that too easy? This was henry's first proto-type before he developed the famous model-T.
Yes Charlie Chaplin
Spot on Rog.
(3) I think that is the opening of the Stockton to Darlington Railway in about 1828.
It was an inaugural train journey, further South Mike. You'll have to dig a lot deeper to come up with the right answer!
Ref the train journey, the photo was of the third class carriages, I'm guessing.
The date was late 1862 or very early 1863, and the steam engine was pulling wooden carriages, some open with a few covered ones at the front lit by gas on this new railway route. I assume the open ones were cheaper to travel on.