Sculptured bust of William Symington, the inventor of the first practical marine steam engine.
This engine was subsequently installed in the paddle driven vessel "Charlotte Dundas", which underwent successful trials in Scotland, 1801-1803. The bust was prepared from a death mask of the inventor about 1831, by an unknown artist. Exhibited at the 1888 Centennial Exhibition, Melbourne.

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Beige coloured sculptured bust of male wearing draped garment.

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