Patent Model - Improvement in Construction of Vessels

Maker and role
Adam Wingard, Patentee
Production date
Oct 03 1871
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Object detail

21 1/2 x 20 1/4 x 2 1/4" (54.6 x 51.4 x 5.7cm)
6 3/4lbs (3.06kg)
Wingard's patent "relates to improvements in the construction of the hulls or bodies of sea-going and river vessels, in order to admit of their attaining a high rate of speed, and at the same time preserve all the harmony of outline of our finest ships with equal carrying capacity." His hull design cut through the water with less resistance and used the water displaced by its progress to increase buoyancy.

Wingard earned at least five patents for inventions ranging from a method for propelling railroad cars to a machine for separating metallic ores from dirt, rocks, and other materials. He also earned patents for a paddle wheel design both in the United States and Great Britain. (Patent Number 119,488)
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