Massey's patent ships' log

Made:
1854-1857
patentee:
Edward Massey
and
Edward Massey
and

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Boat's compass, 3 inch card
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Massey's ship log patented by Edward Massey in 1854.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Musuem

Massey's patent log consisting of two parts connected by rope, the rotator (or fly) with brass fins and an engraved brass recorder, patented and made by Edward Massey, London, England, 1854-1857

Details

Category:
Navigation
Object Number:
1876-822
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), copper (metal), manila and steel (metal)
Measurements:
recorder: 355 mm x 165 mm x 55 mm, 2.485kg
fly: 400 mm x 170 mm x 170 mm,
type:
ships' log
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
  • visual and verbal communication
  • record - document
  • log (record)
credit:
Admiralty Hydrographic Department

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