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The Patent Museum, South Kensington, London, 1880.

The Patent Museum, South Kensington, London, 1880.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm


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 pased on its stock of patent models to the science collections at the South Kensington Museum. In 1909 the South Kensington Museum would separate to form the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

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