The fascinating story of David Kirkaldy's Universal Testing Machine will be celebrated in a special evening event for London History Day.
The event will be a chance to find out more about the world's first independent commercial materials testing house and the machine - at over 47-feet long a true giant of London's story in every sense - where many of the structures we take for granted today were tested.
See, smell and hear about Victorian ingenuity in action. Enjoy a talk about the machine, then see it doing what it does best, testing metal to destruction.
Refreshments will be available.