Patent Model - Improvement in the Construction of Ships of War

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Augustus Walker (b.1799-1800, d.1865), Patentee
Production date
Aug 25 1863
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Wood, iron
7 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 8 3/4" (19.1 x 29.2 x 22.2cm)
Walker's patent is a "new and useful Improvement in Steam and Sailing Vessels and in the Mode of Arming and Working the same..." His invention "consists, first, in the combination of a series of central longitudinal arches with a bottom of peculiar form; second, in a peculiarly constructed prow employed for the purpose of a ram; third, in devices for ventilating the interior of the ship without danger of the entrance of water or projectiles;..." (Patent Number 39,708)
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