[A side view of the tunneling] A longitudinal section of about 40 feet of the Tunnel, with a side view of the shield, and the miners as well as the bricklayers at work. The sketch represents also the moving stage, with two floors, used by the miners to throw thereon, for removal, the earth they excavate; and where the bricks, cement and other materials, are placed in the readiness for the bricklayers.

From An explanation of the works of the tunnel under the Thames from Rotherhithe to Wapping (1836). Source of image: New York Public Library NYPL Call Number: VDCP; Digital Image ID: 1158872. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the New York Public Library and (2) mention this site.] [GPL]

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Thames Tunnel Company. An explanation of the works of the tunnel under the Thames from Rotherhithe to Wapping. London: 1836.


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