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'Block Machinery', early 19th century.

Moffat, J

'Block Machinery', early 19th century.
3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm


Engraving by J Moffat after a drawing by J Farcy showing a scoring engine and rounding saw. They were part of the block-making machinery installed at Portsmouth between 1803 and 1805. The tools were manufactured by the well-known toolmaker Henry Maudslay (1771-1831) to the design of Marc Isambard Brunel (1769-1849).

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