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Choose from 115 pictures in our Suspended collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


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Lecture on Stephen Gray's discoveries in electricity

A lecture at the Charterhouse, London on Stephen Gray's discoveries in electricity. In the early eighteenth century, Gray demonstrated that charges of electricity could be conducted by some materials for distances as great as 765 feet, while others did not conduct electricity at all. Eventually, he was able to send charges through 88 metres of wire suspended on silken threads to operate an electroscope - an instrument used to detect static electricity. By sending an electrical signal from one place to another, Gray established the basic principle of the electric telegraph.

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

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Port Soderick - Isle of Man

Port Soderick - Isle of Man - a small hamlet to the south of Douglas, capital of the Isle of Man, once famed for its pleasure grounds and beach. Note the suspended walkway in the foreground (now closed and deemed unsafe). One can also make out the funicular railway (back right) linking the sea level resort with the Douglas Head Marine Drive Railway atop the cliffs above, the remnants of which can still be traced today. Date: 1908

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

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Queen Mary Ocean Liner crisis stops work

'Tragedy comes to Clydeside'. On 10th December 1931, almost exactly a year after signing of the contract for the construction of 'Hull Number 534', know as 'Queen Mary' Ocean Liner, the board of the Cunard Company wrote to the shareholders notifying them that the directors have reluctantly decided that it is necessary to suspend the construction of the vessel pending some changes in prospects. The Cunard Company tried to secure financial backing from banks and business, with unsuccess. Finally obtaining a loan from the British Government, in 1934, one condition was that Cunard would merge with the White Star Line, 'Hull Number 552' which became Queen Elizabeth, Cunard's chief British rival at the time and also had been forced by the depression to cancel construction on its Oceanic. Date: 1931

© Mary Evans Picture Library