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Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859) was a British engineer and a key figure of the British Industrial Revolution (1760-1840). Brunel masterminded the Great Western Railway from London to Bristol, designed and built innovative giant steamships...
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Image by Robert Howlett

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

An 1857 photograph by Robert Howlett of the engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859), one of the key figures of the Industrial Revolution in Britain. Brunel is standing in front of the restraining chains used in the launch of his giant...
SS Great Eastern
Definition by Mark Cartwright

SS Great Eastern

The SS Great Eastern was a steam-powered ship designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859) which sailed on its maiden voyage from Liverpool to New York in June 1860. At the time, it was by far the largest passenger ship ever built, a record...
Thames Tunnel
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Thames Tunnel

The Thames Tunnel was completed in 1843 and connects the two banks of the River Thames at Rotherhithe and Wapping in London. The 20-year project was masterminded by Marc Isambard Brunel (1769-1849) and was both the first tunnel to be built...
Renkioi Hospital
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Renkioi Hospital

The Renkioi Hospital, was a complex of innovative prefabricated buildings designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel for use during the Crimean War (1853-56). Brunel had been moved by the heavy casualties and even higher deaths via disease during...
SS Great Britain
Definition by Mark Cartwright

SS Great Britain

The SS Great Britain was a steam-powered ship designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859) which sailed on its maiden voyage from Liverpool to New York in May 1845. It was the largest passenger ship in the world at the time and showed...
Portrait of Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Image by John Horsley

Portrait of Isambard Kingdom Brunel

A portrait of Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-59), the British engineer and key figure of the British Industrial Revolution (1760-1840). By John Horsley, c. 1870. (From The life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Civil Engineer, 1870, by Isambard...
Marc Isambard Brunel
Image by James Northcote

Marc Isambard Brunel

An 1813 portrait by James Northcote of the engineer and inventor Marc Isambard Brunel (1769-1849), most famous for the Thames Tunnel, completed in 1843. (National Portrait Gallery, London)
Steam Hammer
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Steam Hammer

The steam hammer was developed in 1839 by the Scotsman James Nasmyth (also spelt Naysmyth, 1808-1890). Coming in a wide range of dimensions, the steam-powered machine was used to forge and shape very large pieces of metal for industrial use...
SS Great Eastern
Image by Charles Parsons

SS Great Eastern

An illustration by Charles Parsons showing the steam-powered SS Great Eastern. It was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859) and completed in 1858. It was the largest ship in the world at 211 metres (692 ft) long. Great Eastern could...
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