Patent Model - Improvement in Marine Safes

Maker and role
Jean Gouléy (b.1804, d.1886), Patentee
Production date
Aug 01 1876
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Cork, copper, bronze, paint
10 1/2 x 7" (26.7 x 17.8cm)
1 7/8lbs (0.85kg)
Gouléy's patent provides "for sea-going vessels, an improved safe, for the purpose of storing gold and other valuables in such a manner that they may be readily set afloat in the safe in case of danger or abandonment of the vessel, to be carried along with the boats, or picked up, washed ashore, and otherwise saved." It "consists of a hollow vessel in the nature of a buoy, with hermetically-sealed air-compartments and storage-compartments for the valuables, and surrounded by a protecting layer of rubber, cork, or other material." (Patent Number 180,575)
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