Coronavirus (COVID-19) While museums are closed, the Science and Society Picture Library prints site is fully operational and we have added an FAQ page here.

Bryan Donkin, English inventor, 1829.


Bryan Donkin, English inventor, 1829.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm


Lithograph by Grenedon of Donkin (1768-1855), printing and food-preserving pioneer. Donkin improved on Appert's proces for preserving food by using tins instead of glas jars. He worked with Fourdrinier on an automatic paper-making machine. He also invented the polygonal printing machine and the composition printing-roller, and won a gold medal from the Society of Arts for inventing a counting engine and a machine for measuring velocities of rotation. From the Phillimore Collection at the Science Museum, London. Dimensions: 365mm x 488mm.

Image Details

Image Ref.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

buy a print

Select size
Select finish
How many prints?

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas