Patent Model - Improvement in Life-Boats

Maker and role
Cornelia Beaumont (b.1839, d.1903), Patentee
Production date
Dec 18 1877
See full details

Object detail

Media/Materials
Wood, metal
Measurements
4 x 12 x 4 1/2" (10.2 x 30.5 x 11.4cm)
Description
Beaumont's patent "is an apparatus to be applied to sail-boats, yachts, &c., to prevent them from being capsized and from sinking." Her patent surrounds "the vessel with an inflated tubular girdle or buoy...the boat cannot be easily capsized, as the inflated or expanded tube will buoy it up when the vessel is so far careened as to bring the buoy to the water." (Patent Number 198,267)
Object number
2015.14.2492a,b
Currently on display?
No

Share

My shortlist

Object type

Explore other objects by color

Public comments

Be the first to comment on this object record.

Google reCaptchaThis site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.