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Model of the Great Eastern

Small wooden model of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's ship the 'Great Eastern'. Designed by Brunel in 1858 and built by J. Scott Russell and Co. at Millwall on the River Thames, the Great Eastern was then the biggest ship ever built. She had the capacity to carry 4000 passengers from Great Britain to Australia without refueling. After several years operating as a passenger liner between Britain and Nort…