Tintin. Chromo Tintin. See and Know. Hergé. 1955. Automobile. Series 7. N.6. Fourness steam engine.


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Chromo Tintin. See and Know. Casterman.
Automobile.Origin in 1900. Series 7.
N.6.- Fourness steam engine. Great Britain. 1788.
Good condition except upper right corner very slightly folded and lower left corner slightly rubbed (see photos).
8 inches by 5 inches or 19.5 cm by 12.8 cm

Two innovations were of interest to this machine: The piriform boiler surrounded by the fireplace and connected to a group of three vertical cylinders; and the oblique sleeve that was used to throw back the smoke released by the chimney... But see how the poor driver sat!

Wishing to evoke through Tintin, the history of means of transport, peoples, countries ..., Hergé develops the project of chromos with the help of E.P. Jacobs.
The first images appeared in 1946 in the newspaper Tintin and the chromos could be obtained in exchange for Tintin stamps.
Initially broader, the project is restricted and becomes the history of means of transport.
The 300 existing chromos are signed Hergé and appear in 2 stages.
Firstly in collaboration with E.P.Jacobs, the AÉROSTATION series and the RAILWAYS are published.
Then in collaboration with J.Martin appear the series L'AUTOMOBILE DES ORIGINES À 1900. AVIATION WAR 1939-45.AVIATION FROM THE ORIGINS TO 1914. THE NAVY FROM THE ORIGINS TO 1700. THE NAVY FROM 1700 TO 1800

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