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Sir William Cubitt

(1785-1861), Civil engineer

Sitter in 4 portraits
Sir William Cubitt invented self-regulating windmill sails in 1807 and the treadmill in 1818. Cubitt constructed the Oxford canal, the Liverpool Junction canal, and docks at Cardiff and Middlesborough. He also engineered the South Eastern Railway and was consulting engineer to the Great Northern Railway and to the Boulogne and Amiens Railway. He was actively involved in the construction of the Crystal Palace for the Great Exhibition of 1851 and was President of the Institution of Civil Engineers from 1849 to 1851

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Sir William Cubitt, by Samuel Bellin, after  Sir William Boxall - NPG D7885

Sir William Cubitt

by Samuel Bellin, after Sir William Boxall
mezzotint, (1849)
NPG D7885

Sir William Cubitt, by Thomas Herbert Maguire - NPG D34418

Sir William Cubitt

by Thomas Herbert Maguire
lithograph, 1850
NPG D34418

Sir William Cubitt, by Thomas Herbert Maguire - NPG D34419

Sir William Cubitt

by Thomas Herbert Maguire
lithograph, 1850
NPG D34419

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