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Palmer's of Richmond, Surrey

"Before and after": acquired by the Museum of London in 1973

Rapid Wire propulsion being used in ladies' underwear department at Palmer's. The photographs in this column are courtesy of David Holt.

Propulsion at sales point

Propulsion after being refurbished and now on display in a reconstructed grocer's shop at the Museum of London, London Wall. The display has two lines converging at a small cashier's office.

Equipment at the cash office in Palmer's. There appear to be at least four lines.

Propulsions at cashier's office

Cash office equipment in the reconstruction, now with two lines.

Gas lamp in Palmer's shop.

Propulsion at sales point

Close-up of the car. It now has a silver finish rather than the usual brass.