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Being Bland

For nearly 70 years the Blands bus company operated from Cottesmore in Rutland. Operating originally as ‘Pride of Rutland’ the firm was founded in 1929 by Reginald Bland. Initially services …

Daisy, Daisy

Amongst our small collection of vacuum cleaners is this rather fine Baby ‘Daisy’ from 1905. The ‘Daisy’ Vacuum Cleaner Co. Ltd. were based in Leamington Road, Gravelly Hill, Birmingham and …

Flashpoint

We have a number of items from the Rutland Weights & Measures Department here at the Museum. One such is this, the Abel Flashpoint Tester. The unit is designed to …