Patent Model - Self-Leveling Berth for Vessels

Maker and role
Theodor Schrader (b.1831, d.Unknown), Patentee
J. Werner, Maker
Production date
Oct 19 1880
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Wood, sheet iron, textile (grosgrain?), brass, steel, elastic cording
6 7/8 x 11 3/4 x 5 1/2" (17.5 x 29.8 x 14cm)
Schrader's invention "relates to self-levelling ships' berths of that class in which a universal joint and counterpoise-weight is employed for keeping the berth at all times in a horizontal position during the rolling or pitching motion of the vessel, so as to prevent seasickness and increase the comfort of the passengers." (Patent Number 233,376)
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