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A fantastic antique hand truck. This was salvaged from the Building Research Establishment and is stamped BRS for the Building Research Station and DSIR (for department of scientific and industrial research). This group was established in the first world war and during the second world war members including William Glanville were involved in developing and building scale models for the bouncing bombs used in the dambusting raids.

It is a fascinating item of British History and would make a fantastic talking point in any interior. Perfect to incorporate into a modern business or home to add soul and character to a space. 


Shows signs of wear and tear as it is old and has been used, but only adds to its character. Great decorative item which would look fantastic in any home or business interior

Please look at photos closely as they form part of the item description.


123 cm width, 61 cm depth, 43 cm height

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Antique WW1 WW2 Building Research Station DSIR William Glanville Hand Truck Cart

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