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        Front Cover of 'The Graphic' showing important inventions, 3rd January 1880

        English School, (19th century). Medium: engraving. Date: 1880. Cover shows clockwise from top left, an old printing press supposed to have been used by Franklin, engine of Henry Bell's steamer 'Comet', old pumping engine from Cumberland at work until 1878, Arkwright's spinning machine and Stephenson's Rocket; Henry Bell (1767-1830) introduced the first successful passenger steamboat service in Europe; Richard Arkwright (1732-92) invented the spinning frame in 1769; George Stephenson (1781-1848) built his steam locomotive in 1829; Provenance: Private Collection.


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