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Isambard Kingdom Brunel bust
A bust, handmade and finished in British gypsum plaster, of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The text around the base reads "The man who built the world" and "Isambard Kingdom Brunel" alongside small sculptures of Box Tunnel, Clifton Suspension Bridge, a steam locomotive and the bow of the SS Great Britain.
Stands 14.5 cm high
Members price: £16.20
Brunel is the most celebrated civil engineer of the nineteenth century. The son of Sir Marc Isambard Brunel, he earned early experience working on his father's Thames Tunnel. He went on to design pioneering docks, suspension bridges, the Great Western Railway and railways in Italy, India and Australia. His greatest fame came as the designer of three giant steamships that transformed ocean travel - the Great Western (1838), the Great Britain (1845) and the Great Eastern (1858).
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