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GB 3493 139 · Item · c. 1959

A. W. Banks was commissioned to sculpt a plaque for Clifton Suspension Bridge in 1959 to commemorate the centenary of Brunel's death.

Banks, A. W. , sculptor
GB 3493 001 · Item · 1864

The print is inscribed: "This view is respectively dedicated to the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of the City of Bristol and The Chairman (Mark Huish Esq.) & Directors of the Bridge Company" and is noted as being "sold on the bridge & by all booksellers". Also included are statistics about the bridge.

Webb, William Waller, artist, 8 Well St, London
GB 3493 192 · Item · 1865

The ode is headed with an image of Clifton Suspension Bridge and accompanied by lists of the military, bridge and civic processions. It was originally printed by Jeffries & Sons, (machine printers and lithographers), in 1864 and was republished by J. Hayward and presented gratis with Hayward's Illustrated Family Almanack for 1865.

Hayward, J., printer, High Street, Bristol
GB 3493 120 · Item · c.1843 - 1853

The print shows Brunel's 'suspended traveller'. This was a basket car which hung from an iron bar and was designed to help workmen cross the gorge during construction. On 27th September 1836, Brunel made the first successful crossing. Members of the public paid a fee to travel across. The suspended traveller was in place from 1836 to 1853.

Willis, W, artist
GB 3493 199 · Item · c. 1864 - 1887

One side of the jug is decorated with an image of Clifton Suspension Bridge, the other is inscribed with this poem:
'Here Gentlemen, come try your skill,
I’ll hold a wager if you will.
That you don’t drink this liq’r all,
Without you spill or let some fall.'

Pountney & Co.