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The sash bar making machine for the Gt. Exhibition in 1851

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Edward Duncan, born 1803 - died 1882 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen and ink

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case LD, shelf 53

Physical description

A drawing depicting a design for the sash-bar-making machine, a machine for cutting wooden sash bars for greenhouses, that was used in the building of the Crystal Palace.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1850 (made)


Edward Duncan, born 1803 - died 1882 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen and ink

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed in pencil with title. Dated Nov. 23. 1851. Stamped in red ink with the studio stamp of the artist.


Height: 16.5 cm, Width: 22.9 cm

Descriptive line

Drawing by Edward Duncan, illustration for the Illustrated London News depicting the sash-bar-making machine, pencil, pen and ink, Great Britain, 1850

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Chadwick, George F. The works of Sir Joseph Paxton, 1803-1865. London: Architectural Press, 1961. 275pp, illus.
Illustrated London News, Vol. 17, 23rd November 1850, p. 401
The Illustrated Exhibitor, No. 7, July 19th 1851, p.113
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1994


Paper; Pencil; Pen and ink



Subjects depicted



The Great Exhibition; Drawings; Architecture; Designs


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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