Railings the funnels Olympic and Titanic and Britannic Questions


Jon Meadows

Codus - I may wrong but I would assume that the bars or railings that the opening of the funnels are for support so that they keep their shape over time.

The covers in the image look like tarps during construction and the pulley that you point out is merely a crane for construction.

My understanding is that there were no covers on the top of the funnels. They were just chimneys to vent exhaust from the machinery below.

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