Sylvie - 100 years of steam
Reinterpreting a star object - We were delighted to be invited back to the Museum of Lincolnshire Life to redisplay a glorious 8 tonne lump of Lincolnshire’s history. Sylvie is 100 years old and represents a time when the city’s firms led the world’s market in agricultural machinery.
We produced 5 short films and recreated her working environment in the gallery.
Sylvie was just one of thousands of engines made in Lincoln for export. It was local engineering skills that drove a global revolution in farming.
These versatile engines were used for all types of purpose. Many hands have driven Sylvie and each has a story to tell.
This city has a proud heritage and thriving industry producing agricultural machinery.
Sylvie’s journey from a rusty hulk in a French barn to the pride of the Lincoln collection.
Sylvie is high maintenance lady and many hands have lovingly kept her in top condition over the years.