The Patent Museum, South Kensington, London, 1880.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Illustrated cover of an edition of the weekly newspaper 'The Graphic', published on Saturday 3 January 1880, showing visitors admiring exhibits such as Stephenson's 'Rocket', Henry Bell's 'Comet', Arkwright's 'Spinning Machine' and an old pumping engine at work. In 1884 the Patent Museum passed on its stock of patent models to the science collections at the South Kensington Museum. In 1909 the South Kensington Museum separated to form the Science Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum.