Swindon Firefly Coffee Pot

A relic of the early days of the Great Western Railway, and Swindon. This silver model of a GWR Firefly Class locomotive served as a coffee pot in the Swindon Railway Station refreshment rooms in the 1840s when this class where to be seen between London and Bristol. Small burners were placed under the locomotive to keep the coffee warm. I’m not too sure how well it worked as the engineer of the GWR, IK Brunel, wrote to the concessionaireI am surprised that you bought such bad roasted corn. I did not believe that you had such a thing as coffee in the place.

  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Camera: PENTAX Optio A20
  • Taken: 23 April, 2007
  • Focal length: 7.9mm
  • ISO: 400

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