• Title
    Price & Reeves Archive
  • Reference
  • Production date
    1897 - 1927
  • Creator
    • Price & ReevesBiography
  • Scope and Content
    The archive consists of drawings prepared for contract work on the London Electric Railway, Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway, Gosport Wharf, Rotherhithe Tunnel and other dock and drainage projects. The collection also contains stereoscopic photographs of construction on the Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway and the Rotherhithe Tunnel as well as material that documents the work of the company and the life of John Price.
  • Extent
    4 boxes, 11 folders
  • Physical description
    The items range from good to poor condition. Some items are fragile, torn or have benign mould staining.
  • Language
  • Archival history
    Originally the collection came to the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre from Mr Barlow, who was chief draughtsman at Price & Reeves. The collection was purchased by the Science Museum in 1988 and it was then transferred to the National Railway Museum in 2005, P&R12/5 and P&R/12/6 were transferred in 2016. There were additional items that were retained by the Buckinghamshire Railway Society.
  • Level of description
  • Repository name
    National Railway Museum, York
  • Associated people and organisations
    • Price, JohnBiography
  • Subject
  • Conditions governing access
    Access is given in accordance with the NRM access policy. Material from this archive is available to researchers through Search Engine. All requests for access to this collection should referred to the NRM Archives Manager for approval
  • Conditions governing Reproduction
    Copies may be supplied of items from this archive provided that the copying process used does not damage the item or is not detrimental to its preservation. Copies will be supplied in accordance with the NRM’s terms and conditions for the supply and reproduction of copies, and the provisions of any relevant copyright legislation.
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      1987-690 - 50 photographs (gelatine silver gloss prints) showing construction sequence of the Rotherhithe Tunnel, London, 1906-1907. Including opening ceremony, driving shield, workers, locality views, Woolwich ferry. 27x34cm or smaller.
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    2011-19 Working demonstration model, scale 1:16, of tunnelling shield used to excavate Rotherhithe Tunnel, London, and inspected by Prince and Princess of Wales at opening of tunnel on 12 June 1908, constructed in aluminium and brass loose on an ebonised wooden base, made by tunnel engineer J. Henry Price, c.1908, with plate inscribed MODEL OF THE TUNNELLING SHIELD / 30 FEET 8 INCHES IN DIAMETER / USED IN DRIVING THE / ROTHERHITHE TUNNEL / UNDER THE RIVER THAMES. / PRESENTED BY / J. HENRY PRICE / ASSOC. M. INST. C. E.
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