In pottery, a potter's wheel is a machine used in the shaping of round ceramic wares. The wheel may also be used during the process of trimming excess body from dried wares and for applying incised decoration or rings of color.
drive: travel or be transported in a vehicle; "We drove to the university every morning"; "They motored to London for the theater"
A machine, esp. one powered by electricity or internal combustion, that supplies motive power for a vehicle or for some other device with moving parts
A source of power, energy, or motive force
machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion
centrifugal: conveying information to the muscles from the CNS; "motor nerves"
POPS' Atlantean at 50
Anyone who saw the Potteries Omnibus Preservation Society's PMT Atlantean last year, is likely to have seen it carrying a bit of bunting. The purpose was to draw attention to the bus' 50th anniversary. New to PMT in 1959, this Atlantean remained in service until 1980. Altogether PMT took 105 low-bridge Atlanteans, but 766 (766EVT) is the only known survivor.
The decorations have now been removed and 766 has recently passed MoT ready for the 51st year.
This photograph was taken from the upper deck of 622 on our way to the "PMT Red Lion Reunion" at Crich on 16 August 2009. The location is Uttoxeter Bus Station, with POPS' "Living Legend" at the wheel.
Leyland Lynx in Longton
Operating in service at "The Potteries Connection" Running Day was preserved PMT Lynx 860 (H860GRE). The last survivor (though rumour has it there may be one other) of 11 Lynxes delivered new in 1990, 860 became First 60094. Its last years with First PMT were as a driver trainer, in which livery it is seen, posed by the giant bottle ovens at Gladstone Pottery Museum. Some evidence of recent repair work can be seen over the rear wheel arch. 860 is now preserved by the organiser of this event.