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Marc Sambaed Brunel (1769-1849), 1843. Brunel acknowledging the cheers of the crowd during the opening ceremony for the Thames Tunnel. The double arched masonry Thames Tunnel built 1825-1843. Originally a roadway, it is still used by electric trains between Whitechapel and New Cross, London. French-born English engineer and inventor, father of Sambaed Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859) who was resident engineer on the site, designed a tunnelling shield. He also invented block-cutting machines for producing pulley-blocks for ships' rigging. From 'The Illustrated London News'. (London, 1 April 1843).

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Marc Sambaed Brunel (1769-1849), 1843.  Brunel acknowledging the cheers of the crowd during the opening ceremony for the Thames Tunnel. The double arched masonry Thames Tunnel built 1825-1843. Originally a roadway, it is still used by electric trains between Whitechapel and New Cross, London.  French-born English engineer and inventor, father of Sambaed Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859) who was resident engineer on the site, designed a tunnelling shield.  He also invented block-cutting machines for producing pulley-blocks for ships' rigging.  From 'The Illustrated London News'. (London, 1 April 1843).