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Slide set: The principle and construction of the Forth Bridge (lecture: G.W. Wilson, 12 slides, 1889)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Longitudinal Section
Slide 2
Tableau of Principle
Slide 3**
Cross Section at Pier
Slide 4
Skeleton Plan, Showing Taper
Slide 5**
Caissons Floating out
Slide 6
Foundations, Queensferry
Slide 7
Cantilever, Upright Part
Slide 8**
Mode of Building Out Cantilever
Slide 9**
Progress of Work
Slide 10**
End of Shore Cantilever
Slide 11

no image available
Slide 12**
Bridge Completed
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of North of England Temperance League, 1906 (item ref. 11)

Main type of image
Main usage of set
Retail price
12s. (GWW, 1890)
Date of first manufacture
Reading or song

The Forth Bridge (Aberdeen: G.W. Wilson, 1889)


The bridge was opened in 1890; this set was probably published in November 1889 (advertised as 'just published' in December 1889 OMLJ).


10 slides known to exist in private collection

7 slides in Manchester Geographical Society Collection

7 slides in Manchester Museum Collection

Lucerna ID  3000188

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 29 April 2024

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