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The 'Jointed Iron Steam-ship Connector', 1863
Engraving of the 'Jointed Iron Steam-ship Connector', from the Illustrated London News, August 1863. The idea behind this invention was that the centre section of this ship could be left in port, loading or unloading, whilst the rest of the vessel went elsewhere. A prototype was constructed, aboard which the Illustrated London News correspondent travelled along the Thames from Blackwall to Erith Reach. The correspondent said 'Though the water was much disturbed...the trip was very interesting and gave general satisfaction.'
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans