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Steam Navigation Plate CCCCLXXX

Date: 1830-1842
Dimensions:
Overall: 276 x 405 mm, 8g
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Steel engraving
Object No: 00019738
Place Manufactured:Edinburgh

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    Description
    This engraving featured in the 7th edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica published between 1830 and 1842. It shows an end and a side elevation plan of the steam engine of HM Mail Packet URGENT. The views show the engine's large steam boiler at the base operating a large piston, geared through a rocker arm to an overhead drive shaft connecting to a paddle wheel. This engraving probably featured in the 7th edition ‘Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature’ published in 1842.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Steam Navigation Plate CCCCLXXX

    Primary title: ENGRAVING ENTITLED `STEAM NAVIGATION / ENGINE OF H.M. MAIL PACKET URGENT', PUBLISHED BY THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA 7TH EDITION

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