Product Description: This Steam Locomotive pin badge is made from lead-free pewter and is supplied on a pin with separate clasp. The pin badge is mounted on an information card, on the front is an industrial background with chains down the sides and a gear with teeth in the centre. On the reverse is historical information about the Industrial Revolution.
Information: The Industrial Revolution brought about huge advancements in manufacturing, technology and the development of the country’s infrastructure. The growth of industry depended on steam power, which led to vast demands on coal and iron ore production and the need for better methods of transporting raw materials, goods and people around the country.
Significant improvements in the road, canal and railway networks quickly resulted in shorter travel times over longer distances and these developments not only provided further impetus to the Industrial Age, but also laid the foundations for modern travel and the movement of goods being safer, faster and more efficient.