Drivers view at Brooklands
An impression of rounding a banked curve at Brooklands at a speed of 110 miles per hour, from the mechanics seat of a 59.6h.p. Benz, driven by Mr. L. G. Hornsted.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
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London, England - Cleopatra's Needle
London, England - Cleopatra's Needle - View along Curve of the river towards needle. . Part of Box 177 Boswell collection - Round about London. The London needle is in the City of Westminster, on the Victoria Embankment near the Golden Jubilee Bridges. It is close to the Embankment underground station. It was presented to the United Kingdom in 1819 by the ruler of Egypt and Sudan Muhammad Ali, in commemoration of the victories of Lord Nelson at the Battle of the Nile and Sir Ralph Abercromby at the Battle of Alexandria in 1801. Date: circa 1897
© The Boswell Collection, Bexley Heritage Trust / Mary Evans
Sopwith Model I: Stratified rocks/denudation
Black lines in this model represent coal seams, between lighter shales and sandstones. When separated the lower section shows a gently inclined valley floor, demonstrating the appearance of various rock outcrops and allowing for consideration of drainage patterns. Thomas Sopwith (1803 - 1879) was an eminent geologist and civil engineer who pioneered methods of representing geological features. This set of wooden models were designed to represent geological situations with faults, folds, inclines and strata that were particularly relevant to the mining industry.
© Mary Evans / Natural History Museum