Patent Model - Improvement in Life-Boats

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Cornelia Beaumont (b.1839, d.1903), Patentee
Production date
Dec 18 1877
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Wood, metal
4 x 12 x 4 1/2" (10.2 x 30.5 x 11.4cm)
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)
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