Patent Model - Improved Mode of Preventing Ships and Other Vessels from Dragging Anchors and Parting Their Cables

Maker and role
Russell Evarts, Patentee
Production date
Nov 25 1839
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Object detail

Media/Materials
Wood, brass
Measurements
7 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 1 1/2" (19.1 x 8.9 x 3.8cm)
5 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 1 3/4" (14.6 x 3.8 x 4.4cm)
Description
Evarts's patent is for a "method of preventing vessels from dragging their anchors or parting their cables and to make them ride safely and easily at their moorings by the employment of the combined roller and weight or weights on the cable..." (Patent Number 1,418)
Object number
2015.14.12a-c
Currently on display?
No

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