Machinery in Motion court, International Exhibition, London, 1862.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Plate from the Illustrated London News. The ILN described 'the array of machines..not only wonderful and beautiful in itself, but every machine exhibited has claims upon our attention as playing a part in our daily wants as luxuries or necesities'. The exhibition was held in South Kensington, London, in a building designed by Captain Frances Fowke (1823-1865). The site which now houses the South Kensington museums and part of the machinery in motion exhibition still remains in the Science Museum, where the International Exhibition was housed.