model of tunnelling shield

Made:
c.1908
maker:
J Henry Price

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Working demonstration model, scale 1:16, of tunnelling shield used to excavate Rotherhithe Tunnel, London, and inspected by Prince and Princess of Wales at opening of tunnel on 12 June 1908, constructed in aluminium and brass loose on an ebonised wooden base, made by tunnel engineer J. Henry Price, c.1908, with plate inscribed MODEL OF THE TUNNELLING SHIELD / 30 FEET 8 INCHES IN DIAMETER / USED IN DRIVING THE / ROTHERHITHE TUNNEL / UNDER THE RIVER THAMES. / PRESENTED BY / J. HENRY PRICE / ASSOC. M. INST. C. E.

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Category:
Civil Engineering
Object Number:
2011-19
type:
model - representation
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication

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