Lot 329Brunel – Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the SS...

Auction Date: 2/09/2014 at 01pm



Brunel – Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the SS Great Britain eight issues of the rare weekly publication The Patent Journal and Investors’ Magazine 1846/7 with articles concerning the Great Britain, including one dealing with machinery faults on a voyage to New York when it had to make part of the journey under sail, together with reports on its stranding in Dundrum Bay, Ireland on the Strand of Tyrella in September 1846 and the efforts to re-float her, supervised by Brunel personally, which were not completed until September 1847.There are also three other reports relating to the battle of the railway gauges with critical comments of Brunel’s position on the question. The journals are disbound but in good condition.

Hammer Price: £460.00

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