Stanley Paine is one of the 20th century's best artists of transportation. He earned fame for his designs of stamps featuring cars for for the British Royal Mail.
He said, "As long as I can remember, I have always been interested in mechanical things, and in particular those from the past. All my childhood drawings were of cars, railway engines and airplanes."
He illustrated for prestigious clients as Encyclopedia Britannica, Heinemanns, Air Canada and the UK Post Office.
In the early 1960s, Paine created excellent clear line drawings of traction engines. These were issued as high quality lithographs. They are impressive attractive and high quality.
A traction engine is steam engine used to move heavy loads. They revolutionized agriculture and road haulage at a time when the only alternative was a horse. They became popular in industrialised countries from around 1850. Some continued in use until the 1950s. Many countries have steam fairs where visitors can wonder at these beautiful machines.
Here are some of his lithographs of for you to choose from. They are vintage prints, made in the 1960s.