Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Engine Inn



This pub sign is certainly a work of art.  The inn is 17th Century so in contrast to that the scene is modern. I would image that the original meaning of The Engine Inn might refer to a beer engine, one that pumped the beer up through the pumps from the cellar. But this sign is appropriate because for past 4 decades in the nearby Cark Airfield there is a Steam Gathering with vintage steam vehicles used in agriculture, industry and on roads.

An entry to Signs, Signs


11 comments:

Lesley said...

That is definitely a more elaborate Inn sign than the usual!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We watched one of those steam gatherings once and I can't remember where we were. Pre-blog days though (and pre-digital) -- Its easier to remember nowadays!

Lovely sign.

ewok1993 said...

the sign is like a postcard too.

Postcardy said...

The scene on the sign actually does resemble some of the old postcards advertising farm machinery.

Jan n Jer said...

Good one.

Kim, USA said...

Thanks for the information. Great sign!

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Luna Miranda said...

it's an attractive sign. wonderful find.

Andy said...

Interesting sign with some history in it.

Cildemer said...

Wonderful sign and very nice information!
Thanks for sharing;o)

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Clytie said...

That really is a cool looking and artistic sign! Love it!!!

EG Wow said...

I'm fascinated the beer would have been pumped up from the cellar!

Steam engine shows are fascinating. I attended one a week or so ago and I was amazed how steam has been used in the past.