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Paying out machinery on board the Great Eastern.

Paying out machinery on board the Great Eastern.
Paying out machinery on board the Great Eastern.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PX8272
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)
Date: 1865
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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