Repro ID: PX8272
Title: Paying out machinery on board the Great Eastern.
Description: Designed by Henry Clifford, the paying-out machinery used on the 'Great Eastern' incorporated an automatic release mechanism and jockey wheels. The machinery had been designed to keep the cable taut as it paid out over the 'Great Eastern's' stern.
Creator: R. Dudley (artist): Day & Son (engravers)
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London