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Two rectangular metallic structures, 19th century

Width: 197'' ⅝  502cm
Height: 19'' ¼  49cm
Depth: 4'' ⅜  11cm

This metallic structure, typical of the 19th century, is composed of two rectangular pieces which are 502 cm by 49,5 cm by 11,5 cm (in dimension).

Metal began to be used in architecture and civil engineering in the late 18th century. At the same time the Industrial Revolution progressed and iron and cast iron production soared, metal was more and more massively used. The design and practice of architecture was henceforth dramatically transformed. First employed for technical reasons, metallic architecture was used for the covered markets, train stations, bridges, covered galleries, large pavilions at the World's Fairs and all transitory constructions. The first quality of iron and of his derived products was that it resists to fire. Hence, since 1830, because of candlelight and then gas lighting, all the theaters were built in iron. This material was far more resistant than wood or stone. It allowed to increase spans, or to an equal span to lighten or open buildings and to install large glass walls.

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