Trial of anchors, 1852.
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Trial of anchors, 1852.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Plate from the Illustrated London News (Vol 52/2 p 37). An explanation is given to the curious crowd as different types of anchor are tested for their staying power using a complex system of pulleys weighed by the team in the background.
 

Image Ref.

10411946
 

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