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Cylindrical tunnelling shield with crank

Year 1817
Object no. LDBRU:2017.20
Size 435mm (w) x 255mm (h)
Location Stored at the London Metropolitan Archives
Acquired Auction at Bonhams
Grants from NHMF, Art Fund, V&A, Friends National Libraries & Trinity Buoy Wharf
Watercolour featuring a cylindrical tunnelling shield with crank (apparently for propelling cast-iron segments into place), cut from a larger sheet (conjoint with LDBRU:2017.19), with scale of feet, dated "September 1818".

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