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This illustration dates to the 1870s and shows the Great Steam Hammer Royal Gun Factory Woolwich. The hammer was, at the time, thought to be one of the most powerful steam hammers ever constructed. Its purpose was to forge great guns for the British Navy. The hammer was made by Nasymth & Co. Its height is about 50 feet and it is surrounded with furnaces and powerful cranes, carrying the huge iron tomgs that are to grap the glowing masses. Th hammer descend not merely with its own weight of 30 tons; steam is injected behind the falling piston, which is thus driven down with vastly enhanced rapi

This illustration dates to the 1870s and shows the Great Steam Hammer Royal Gun Factory Woolwich. The hammer was, at the time, thought to be one of the most powerful steam hammers ever constructed. Its purpose was to forge great guns for the British Navy. The hammer was made by Nasymth & Co. Its height is about 50 feet and it is surrounded with furnaces and powerful cranes, carrying the huge iron tomgs that are to grap the glowing masses. Th hammer descend not merely with its own weight of 30 tons; steam is injected behind the falling piston, which is thus driven down with vastly enhanced rapi Stock Photo
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Ivy Close Images / Alamy Stock Photo

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PD10DY

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51.6 MB (3.3 MB Compressed download)

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Dimensions:

5280 x 3418 px | 44.7 x 28.9 cm | 17.6 x 11.4 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

22 July 2018

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This image could have imperfections as it’s either historical or reportage.

This illustration dates to the 1870s and shows the Great Steam Hammer Royal Gun Factory Woolwich. The hammer was, at the time, thought to be one of the most powerful steam hammers ever constructed. Its purpose was to forge great guns for the British Navy. The hammer was made by Nasymth & Co. Its height is about 50 feet and it is surrounded with furnaces and powerful cranes, carrying the huge iron tomgs that are to grap the glowing masses. Th hammer descend not merely with its own weight of 30 tons; steam is injected behind the falling piston, which is thus driven down with vastly enhanced rapidity and impulse.

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