Patent Model - Improvement in the Construction of Vessels

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Hermann Hirsch (Swiss, b.1859, d.1883), Patentee
Production date
Dec 09 1873
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1 1/2 x 12 x 1 3/4" (3.8 x 30.5 x 4.4cm)
Hirsch's patent "relates to an improvement in the form and construction of ships and other vessels, whereby the following advantages are secured, namely; Large capacity for cargo and internal accommodation, strength of structure and a form of stable equilibrium when the vessel is aground, combined with great steadiness and stability when it is afloat..." (Patent Number 145,347)
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