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The screw engines.

The screw engines.
The screw engines.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: 58_1041
Description: The four-cylinder horizontal direct-acting screw engines for the 'Great Eastern' were built by James Watt & Co. at Birmingham. The complete unit weighed 500 tons and drove a 24-feet diameter 36-ton cast iron propeller via a shaft 150 feet (46 m) long and weighing 60 tons.
Creator: 'The Illustrated London News'
Date: 1853-1858
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory GreenwichNew Opportunities Fund 
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