R.M.S. Olympic - 1998 Auction


Lot 870


870  A large photograph showing the bow of the near completed Olympic before launch; a stern view of the Olympic, propellers yet to be fitted; the turbine propeller Olympic, October 1910 suspended from a chain; a view of the Titanic and Olympic under construction; the Olympic shortly after launch being towed into position, with rowing boats and figures near the bow; and a steam launch with White Star flags flying, signed and dated 20th October 1910 in pencil on the reverse; a view of the stern of a small vessel including the propellers of possibly the tender Traffic.

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871  A view of the Olympic just after launch with rowing boats clearing debris away from the bow; a full picture of the forward shaft brackets S.S. Olympic and Titanic; a full size plate photograph of the Olympic turbine rotor; a port intermediate cylinder with a young boy's head peering out; the Olympic and Titanic under construction full plate; the Olympic under construction and nearly completed showing figures on the angled walkway up the gantry with steel plates in the foreground dated in pencil on the reverse October 1910; a general view after dry-docking, the bow partially painted; Olympic steering engine, dated on the reverse September 1910; and the turbine and gearing pattern, dated on the reverse 5/2/1910.



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