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'The 'Rocket' of Mr Stephenson at the Museum of Science', 1922.

Kauffer, E. McKnight (Edward McKnight)

'The 'Rocket' of Mr Stephenson at the Museum of Science', 1922.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 20cm x 32cm


Poster advertising the Museum of Science (now the Science Museum) in South Kensington, London, showing a stylised depiction of Robert Stephenson and his locomotive, Rocket, which was an exhibit at the Museum. Built by Robert Stephenson & Co in Newcastle, Rocket won the Rainhill Trials competition of 1829, which aimed to establish which was the most efficient locomotive for railway haulage. Artwork by Edward McKnight Kauffer (1890-1954). Printed by Vincent Brooks & Son Ltd, London WC2.

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