Engraved Iron Paperweight Salvaged From Ss Great Eastern Isambard Kingdom Brunel
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Engraved Iron Paperweight Salvaged From Ss Great Eastern Isambard Kingdom Brunel:
A fascinating piece of nautical memorabilia. A piece of the actual iron from SS Great Eastern, by far the largest vessel of her day and very advanced for her time. I'm sure you all remember the famous picture of Brunel standing in front of the launching chains in 1857. Thelower half is engraved with a nice depiction of the vessel. The top half provides the information. 'IRON from the Great Eastern Steanship. The Keel Laid May 1st 1854.The Formal Launch Nov 3rd 1857. Sold by sale in Lots Nov 29th 1888.'Somade verysoon after that date.Measures 7.9 x 6 cm. Central brass knob. A chance to own a rare piece of history, and SOLD WITH .
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