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Model for trussed beams and joists at the Bank of England (designed by Sir John Soane), wood

Museum number: M1460

Curatorial note

Bailey (1837) and Spiers described M 1460 as ‘Model of a Trussed Beam and Joists’ in their respective inventories, but did not state for which building it had been made or when. There is however an account in the Soane Museum Archives that would seem to refer to this model (see Box 8, set XLVI, 42). It reads: ‘1816 The Bank. Cooks Time for Making Model. Charged in Mr Martyr Bill’ (Martyr was a carpenter-joiner). Then elaborates: ‘1816 To making a model of a Truss Girder and part of floor of the New Room at the Bank of England. By order of John Soane Esqr. From Decr 21st to 28th. To 6 Days…£1.16s…’.


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