Boxwood fathom marker, for Ocean depth sounding machine, used for marine vessel navigation

Made:
1876
maker:
James White and Company
patentee:
William Baron Kelvin Thomson

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Boxwood fathom marker, for Ocean depth sounding machine, used for marine vessel navigation, patented by Sir William Baron Kelvin Thomson, British, 1876 and made by James White, Glasgow, Scotland, 1876

Details

Category:
Navigation
Object Number:
1879-35/12
Materials:
box (wood) and brass (copper, zinc alloy)
type:
ruler - measuring device
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
credit:
University of Glasgow