Patent Model - Improvement in Apparatus for Vessels to Indicate their Locality when they Sink and to Supply a Means of Raising Them
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Joseph Hyde (b.1821, d.1900), Patentee
Aug 21 1855
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Wood, rubber, brass
10 1/2 x 10 x 8" (26.7 x 25.4 x 20.3cm)
Hyde's patent "consists in the employment of a buoy or buoys connected with the vessel or with a safe or other article within the vessel by means of a cord or cords or equivalent therefore, so arranged that when the vessel sinks such buoy or buoys shall be free to float on the surface of the water and retain its connection with the vessel or article within the vessel, thus indicating the locality of the sunken vessel..." (Patent Number 13,463)
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