Three Miners at Work in the Tunnel

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A watercolour depicting three miners at work in the tunnel; shows how miners would dig forward, and the whole shield would be driven forward by hydraulics, in exactly the way that was eventually used, on a larger scale, in the 'Great Shield'.

The Brunel Museum



Three Miners at Work in the Tunnel






H 26 x W 43.5 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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