Lewis's Great Eastern Exhibition Liverpool Medals [143237]

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Lewis's Great Eastern Exhibition Liverpool Medals  [143237]
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Lot of two pictorial medals with sailing ships. 1) Lewis's / (pictorial) / Great Eastern // Lewis's / Great Eastern / Exhibition / Liverpool / 1886; Wm, rd., 33 mm, holed. 2) Pictorial sailing ship obverse // Purchased on Board The Great Eastern / 1860 / Tonage / 24,000 / Horse Power / 2600 / Length 692 ft. / Breadth / 83 ft. / Depth 60 Ft. Wm, rd., 30 mm._x000D_
SS Great Eastern was an iron sail-powered, paddle wheel and screw-propelled steamship designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and built by John Scott Russell & Co. at Millwall Iron Works on the River Thames, London. She was by far the largest ship ever built at the time of her 1858 launch, and had the capacity to carry 4,000 passengers from England to Australia without refueling. She plied for several years as a passenger liner between Britain and North America before being converted to a cable-laying ship and laying the first lasting transatlantic telegraph cable in 1866. Finishing her life as a floating music hall and advertising boarding (for the department store Lewis's) in Liverpool._x000D_ State: City:Liverpool Date:1886 Provenance: