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Caisson for Breakwater head foundation Sept 1883, 1883-09

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303C/7

Scope and Contents

258 x 208 mm. Showing the caisson, a watertight chest not unlike a huge cast-iron boiler, in position on the breakwater head. The caisson was lowered into position in December 1883 and by January 1884 it had been filled with concrete.


  • Creation: 1883-09


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Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, some fading.

Finding aid date

2015-09-07 11:48:14+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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