Cartoon 'Speaking Tubes', 1991.

Foden, Marc

Cartoon 'Speaking Tubes', 1991.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 28cm x 32cm


Original ink on paper artwork by Marc Foden for the Charles Babbage (1792-1871) exhibition, Science Museum, London, 1991. From the section on the art of the posible reflecting a calculation by Babbage that if the domestic system of communicating between rooms were applicable for further distances it would take 17 minutes for a spoken word to travel from London to Liverpool

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