Science, Technology and Industry

Victorian pictures illustrating inventions, factories, mines and quarries, telescopes, weapons, transport, tools, bridges,  and more ...


 

Agricultural digging machineAgricultural digging machine

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a demonstration of Samuelson's Patent Digging Machine, 1853. Five horses pull the machine - pronged wheels cultivate the soil.

 


 

Animal skeletons in museumAnimal skeletons in museum

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of animal skeletons in the Hall of the Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons, built in the 1850s. In the galleries above are shelves of glass bottles containing specimens.

 


 

Ballista - Weapon of Classical TimesBallista - Weapon of Classical Times

Victorian picture to download showing a detailed close-up of a ballista, a weopon dating from classical times.

 


 

Balloon ascent from Vauxhall GardensBalloon ascent from Vauxhall Gardens

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a large crowd watching an evening balloon ascent from Vauxhall Gardens.

 


 

Balloon Ascent, 18th CenturyBalloon Ascent, 18th Century

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a balloon ascent in Dijon, France, in 1784.

 


 

Balloon designed by MontgolfierBalloon designed by Montgolfier

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the ascent of a Montgolfier-designed balloon in 1784.

 


 

Balloon factoryBalloon factory

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of women working in a balloon factory.

 


 

Bank of England: gold weighing roomBank of England: gold weighing room

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the gold weighing room in the Bank of England. Machines check the weight of gold coins.

 


 

Barge on the River Aire, LeedsBarge on the River Aire, Leeds

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a barge beside a quay on the River Aire in Leeds, Yorkshire.

 


 

Beer Making - the Malting Floor, or CouchBeer Making - the Malting Floor, or Couch

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of maltsters turning the barley on the malting floor, or couch, part of the process of making beer.

 


 

Bell Founding, Molten MetalBell Founding, Molten Metal

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a bell foundry with workers pouring molten metal into a mould.

 


 

Bell Founding, the Outer MouldBell Founding, the Outer Mould

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of workers in a bell foundry putting the outer mould over the inner mould.

 


 

Bell Founding, TuningBell Founding, Tuning

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the tuning room in a bell foundry.

 


 

Bell FoundryBell Foundry

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a bell foundry.

 


 

Botallack Tin Mine 1Botallack Tin Mine 1

Victorian picture showing Botallack tin mine on the Cornish coast.

 


 

Botallack Tin Mine 2Botallack Tin Mine 2

Victorian picture showing Botallack tin mine on the Cornish coast.

 


 

Bottling mineral waterBottling mineral water

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a young man bottling mineral water.

 


 

Brass Foundry, Strip CastingBrass Foundry, Strip Casting

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of two workmen strip casting in a brass foundry.

 


 

Brass Wire MakingBrass Wire Making

Victorian illustration to download showing two workmen in a brass foundry making brass wire.

 


 

Building Blackfriars Bridge, 1868Building Blackfriars Bridge, 1868

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of Blackfriars Bridge over the river Thames being constructed in 1868. Wooden scaffolding supports the wrought iron arches.

 


 

Building new Westminster Bridge, 1855Building new Westminster Bridge, 1855

Victorian illustration to download showing labourers building the new Westminster Bridge in 1855 (it opened 1862). Staging has been erected beside the old bridge and in the foreground are cast iron piles and plates.

 


 

Building site for the Royal Courts of JusticeBuilding site for the Royal Courts of Justice

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of labourers working on the building site for the Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London in 1871.

 


 

Butter ChurnButter Churn

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a butter churn.

 


 

Calculating machineCalculating machine

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a calculating machine, invented in 1855. After making calculations, it produced a lead stereotype mould from which printing plates could be made.

 


 

Carillon PlayerCarillon Player

Victorian picture showing a carillon player.

 


 

Casting steel ingotsCasting steel ingots

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of men in a steel foundry casting steel ingots.

 


 

Chemistry LaboratoryChemistry Laboratory

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of men working in a chemistry laboratory.

 


 

Child labour at brick worksChild labour at brick works

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of child labour: children carry heavy lumps of clay on their heads at a brick works.

 


 

Child labour at brickyardChild labour at brickyard

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of child labour in a brickyard, 1871. Two little girls, barefoot and in ragged clothes, are sifting coal dust outside the kilns.

 


 

Child labour in silk factory, ChinaChild labour in silk factory, China

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of children working in a silk factory in China.

 





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