Engineering Drawings for a Tunnel in Cast Iron

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Pen and ink engineering drawings for a tunnel in cast iron, dated '10 April 1818', and extensively annotated in French and English by Brunel, with notes on brickwork laid in cement and of the cast iron shell indicating thickness at the crown and sides; subscribed 'The Cast Iron for a Tunnel of this nature will not exceed 200 Tons for every 100 feet run including the drain'.

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Engineering Drawings for a Tunnel in Cast Iron




pen & ink


H 32.5 x W 20.5 cm

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purchased at Bonhams with grants from NHMF, Art Fund, Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, Friends National Libraries and Trinity Buoy Wharf; stored at London Metropolitan Archives

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