Beer cisterns by John Smeaton

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Beer cisterns
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Print size 28.0 x 35.5 cm
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23.0 x 29.2 cm
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Beer cisterns
John Smeaton
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Design for the two beer cisterns for the Whitbread brewhouse in Chiswell Street, London. Transverse section and plan, 1:48 scale. From Smeaton volume 4, fol. 54v. Samuel Whitbread commissioned Smeaton to design a watertight storage system to allow for porter beer to be housed directly in cisterns rather than in barrels. Whitbread also engaged Smeaton to build the Cardington Bridge, Bedfordshire.

Original: ink on paper. 1782

The Artist: John Smeaton

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