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1851 Great Exhibition: Official Catalogue: Class VII.: John Martin

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25. MARTIN, JOHN, Lindsey House, Chelsea — Designer and Inventor.

Self-acting valves for sewer and house-traps.

Plan and model of railway, invented 1834. This principle of rail has been adopted on the Great Western line.

Section of rail and laminated beam. This beam is employed on the South Western and South Eastern Railways, and in other structures.

Sections of fire-proof and laminated beams, and their application to strong, light, and durable roofs.

Elevation of proposed bridge at Westminster.

Elevation and sections of centre arch of bridge, showing the laminated beams, stays, and cast-iron planting; the general principle of construction being applicable to all bridges across rivers with low banks.

Model of framework cube used in the construction of ships, floating batteries, harbours, and piers.

Plans and sections showing the application of framework cube and laminated fire-proof beams to ships, harbours, etc.

Lighthouse for the sands, and sand indicator, invented 1829. Lighthouses on this principle have been erected on the Maplin sand, and elsewhere.

Cleaving anchors with piles and cables of wood laminated with iron.

Drawing and model of life-boat.

Mode of working and ventilating coal mines.

Drawing and model of pipes and couplings, which can be quickly connected together, or disunited.

Drawings and models of filter drain pipe and mode of laying.

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