Patent Model - Improvement in Propelling Vessels

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Peter Boisset, Patentee
Production date
Oct 15 1878
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Metal, brass
5 x 12 x 4 1/4" (12.7 x 30.5 x 10.8cm)
The objective of Boissett's patent "is to furnish for canal-boats and vessels of all kinds an improved propelling device, which is protected against injury from rough weather, ice, or other obstructions, reliable and effective in action, and by which the vessel may be steered in every direction or reversed with great facility." (Patent Number 208,952)
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