Patent Model - Signal Attachment for Mariners' Compasses

Maker and role
Royal Davison (b.1836, d.1910), Patentee
Production date
Jun 21 1881
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Brass, iron
7 x 5 1/2 x 3" (17.8 x 14 x 7.6cm)
Davison's patent "is a new and useful Improvement in Apparatus for Giving Audible Signals, the same being a Signal Attachment for a Mariner's Compass..." It "is designed to strike its bell at intervals to indicate to a navigable vessel at sea and in a fog the course on which another such vessel carrying the apparatus may be sailing." (Patent Number 243,224)
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