|early Ham Baker|
|typical later Ham Baker|
Today I'm taking a look at the Ham Baker. First though, just to remind you of what a Ham Baker looks like - you see examples above, on the left and on the right.
Already you can differences, but these two are also very similar.
and here's a close up of the name plate. The one on the left is near Oval, and you've got to look pretty hard to see the legend on there. On the right is how its supposed to look, this one positioned out in the wilds of London Borough of Bexley.
So we move on what I presume was the earlier design - with a little bit of a pattern. Nice.
and I believe this to be the oldest design, this one found in Camberwell. There is no name anywhere on this one:
And finally - here's the design towards the bottom of the pipe here...entirely gone in the later version. cost cutting I guess.
I will try to find other examples of design changes as I collect more examples.
I would also like to assure my readers that this stinkpipe blog is still very much alive and there is a lot of work currently going on in the background to consolidate and examine the data I have already collected.
Keep on stinkpiping!!