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Lantern Slide - Tangyes Ltd, Launching of SS Great Eastern, circa 1910 Image Reg. No: MM 44060

Summary:
One of 239 glass lantern slides depicting products manufactured by Tangyes Limited engineers of Birmingham, England. The images include various products such as engines, centrifugal pumps, hydraulic pumps, gas producers, materials testing machines, presses, machine tools, hydraulic jacks etc. Tangyes was a company which operated from 1857 to 1957. They produced a wide variety of engineering products exported worldwide including Australia and other British colonies.

It is thought that this collection of magic lantern slides was used by a local agent for sales purposes. These images were originally used to illustrate Tangyes Ltd product catalogues from the period 1910 - circa 1920s.
Description:
Standard format (3¼ x 3¼ inch square) lantern slide, comprising black & white photographic image printed on glass with black paper rectangular round cornered mask against image under protective glass cover plate; sealed with black paper binding tape around edge.
Description Of Content:
Preparations for the launching of the SS Great Eastern at the Isle of Dogs, Millwall, London in January 1858. Due to the size of the hull, it was not built on a slipway but on the banks of the Thames. The hull had to be pushed sideways into the river to launch it. Several attempts failed until Richard Tangye's Birmingham firm suppled hydraulic rams which successfully achieved the launch on 31 January 1858.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Swinburne University of Technology Engineering Faculty, 1992
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: mechanical engineering, shipbuilding, hydraulic rams, lantern slides
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Tangyes Lantern Slide Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Steam Power
Tertiary Classification: paintings - passenger paddlesteamers
Inscriptions: Text printed in black ink on white adhesive paper label over black mask: "TANGYES, BIRMINGHAM"
Format: Lantern Slide: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Millwall, England, Great Britain, 1858

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