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SS Great Eastern – Hydraulic Rams Print

Year 1857
Object no. LDBRU:2007.11.1
Size 444mm (w) x 344mm (h) (unframed) / 700mm (w) x 600mm (h) (framed)
Location LRW - Lower Floor
Acquired Loan
Science Museum
Print of the SS Great Eastern's hydraulic rams, from a photograph by Robert Howlett

Print of a photograph by Robert Howlett (1831-1858) showing one of the hydraulic rams used to push the ship towards the Thames with two figures in the foreground, possibly their designer Richard Tangye, and Ernest Benedict, the last pupil of I.K. Brunel.

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