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Dickens’s Dictionary of London – Charles Dickens, [Jr.], 1879:
Patent Museum, South Kensington.—This national collection is lodged in a building wholly unworthy of the purpose; it is small, badly lighted, and overcrowded. There are, however, few institutions more worthy of a visit. There, crowded together, are mechanical inventions of all kinds, some exhibited in model, some of full size. There are locomotive and marine engines, pumps, bridges, docks, and machinery of all sorts.
[Unfortunately the Patent Museum is no more but it’s contents are now housed in the Science Museum, London. R.D.]