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Steam Navigation - Engines of the Royal Mail Steam Ships BRITANNIA, ARCADIA, CALEDONIA and COLUMBIA

Date: 1830-1842
Dimensions:
Overall: 276 x 405 mm, 8g
Medium: Steel engraving on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Engraving
Object No: 00019739
Place Manufactured:Edinburgh

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    This engraving featured in the 7th edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica published between 1830 and 1842. It illustrates the engines of Royal Mail Ships BRITANNIA, ARCADIA, CALEDONIA and COLUMBIA. The midship section shows the elevation of the cylinder, two large steam boilers operating large vertical pistons, which cradle gears through rocker arm to the overhead drive shaft which power the external paddle wheels. This engraving probably featured in the 7th edition ‘Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature’ published in 1842.
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    Web title: Steam Navigation - Engines of the Royal Mail Steam Ships BRITANNIA, ARCADIA, CALEDONIA and COLUMBIA

    Primary title: Steam Navigation - Engines of the Royal Mail Steam Ships BRITANNIA, ARCADIA, CALEDONIA and COLUMBIA

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