Pair of Transcept Ribs, Framed Together, Previous to Hoisting

Pair of Transcept Ribs, Framed Together, Previous to Hoisting. The Illustrated London News (14 December 1850): 452. Source: An Internet Archive online version of a copy in the University of Michigan Library. Click on image to enlarge it.

This illustration demonstrates the large role that human power, rather than that provided by horses or steam, played in erecting this pioneering structure.

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