Boom crane John Smeaton
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Plan [top] and elevation [bottom] of a winch; a chain mechanism for working the crane at Custom House, Wool Quay, London. In a scale of 1:8 inches per feet.
Signed and dated in bottom right corner and inscribed ‘DESIGN for the MACHINE for working the CRANE of the WOOL-QUAY at CUSTOM HOUSE LONDON’
Original drawing from Designs by the late John Smeaton made on various occasions in the course of his employment as a Civil Engineer from the year 175[?] to 179[?], Volume 4. Containing Designs for Bridges and Buildings. Collected and arranged by John Farey, 1821.
John Smeaton (1724-1792) was a British civil engineer, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1753.
John Farey (1766-1826) was a British geologist and surveyor, he worked on the published reports of John Smeaton’s work between 1809 and 1812.
- Image reference: RS-17797
- ©The Royal Society
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