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1935 Mayor & Mayoress In State Attended by the Surveyor & Highways Committee Opening the New Duroid Macadam Road. 1975 the Same Committee Watching Vain Endeavours to Scarify the Road At a Later Date

William Heath Robinson (1872-1944)


Signed and inscribed with title

Pen and ink

5 ½ x 14 ½ inches

Drawn as Part of an Advertising Campaign For Duroid Road Surfaces, 1932

'Heath Robinson, Machines and Inventions',
The West House & Heath Robinson Museum Trust, Pinner,
19 March-17 April 2011, No 73
'William Heath Robinson 1872-1944', 25 May-22 June 2011, No 161;
'The Inventive Art of William Heath Robinson', 16 March-9 April 2016;
'Heath Robinson's World of Advertising', Heath Robinson Museum, Pinner, December 2017-February 2018;
'A 150th Anniversary Celebration of William Heath Robinson(1872-1944)', Chris Beetles Gallery, June-July 2022

Duroid was an anti-skid road surfacing material produced by Newton Chambers of Sheffield. William Heath Robinson produced a series of eleven drawings to be produced on blotters showing the virtues of Duroid. These would have been given to relevant local authority staff. The drawings were later reproduced on blue cards 'as a reminder...'.

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