National Geographic : 1972 Jan
APTURING THE PAST in miniature, Harry J. Amey (right) of Steam Age adds final touches to a 1909 Burrell tractor. Some of the shop's larger working models carry price tags of several thousand dollars. Managing Director Ivan Scott, to whom "the beat of the steam engine is as beautiful as a Beethoven symphony," turned hobby to profit when he launched the firm seven years ago. IRISH PUBLICAN Sean Treacy (above) watches the swirl of customers from a favorite perch in his tavern, the Queen's Elm, patronized by a host of actors and artists. The pub occupies the site where, legend has it, Queen Elizabeth I once huddled under a tree during a thunderstorm. MARK OF PRIDE: Royal emblem in the door of vintner H. Allen Smith, Ltd., identifies the firm as a supplier of wine to England's first family. Inside, flanked by a display of antique wine-cellar accouterments, manager Malcolm Caldwell confers with a patron. The company has been named a pur veyor to royalty 11 times in the past century.