Patent Model - Improved Means for Protecting the Bottoms of Ships

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Cowper Coles (b.1819, d.1870), Patentee
Production date
Apr 03 1866
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Wood, iron, concrete
1 1/2 x 18 x 12" (3.8 x 45.7 x 30.5cm)
A captain in the British Navy, Coles's patent "consists in means of affixing to the bottoms and such portions of the sides as are liable to be submerged of iron and wooden ships, caissons, and like structures cements, mortars, stuccos, and concretes, or other like substances."

He said "In wooden ships and structures I first drive nails, brads, tacks, eyes, spikes, or other like holding agents into such portions of the structure as are to be protected at about one inch apart, more or less, and having about half an inch protruding..." (Patent Number 53,756)
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