Brunels SS Great Eastern, Milford Haven, South Wales
Brunel's iron sailing steamship, the SS Great Eastern, berthed at Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, South Wales, during the 1870s. The ship is so large that it runs the length of Hamilton Terrace. Around this time the ship was being used for the laying of submarine telegraph cables. She was eventually broken up in 1889-1890.
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Optical fibres. Bundle of optical fibres conducting light. These fibres are made of very pure glass which is coated so as to allow light to be transmitted without absorption or loss of intensity. This allows data such as telephone conversations, television pictures and computer transmissions to be sent in large volumes without a loss of quality.
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Raising the Great Bell for Westminster Clock-Tower 1858
Officially known as the Great Bell but better known as Big Ben, the huge bell fifteen tons in weight was on its side with not a spare inch either end, rested in a cradle formed of 14 inch oak timbers bolted and clamped together by rods and bands of iron of immense strength. Date: 1858