Edward Massey's patent sea-log and sounding machine, 1805 - 1823
Scope and Contents
This section contains correspondence with Massey, including Massey's claim for a reward for his inventions and copies of letters sent by various mariners who had tested his machines at sea. It also includes three printed pamphlets on Massey's patent log and sounding machine by Egerton Smith and Robert Bill, and a public advertisement for a comparative trial of his sounding machine against ‘Gould and Burt’s Buoy and Knipper’ [RGO 14/31: 145-149].
For further papers relating to Massey, see the papers of Peter Burt in this volume [RGO 14/31: 156-191]. Examples of Massey’s sounding machine and mechanical log are in the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.
- 1805 - 1823
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148 folio(s) (148 ff.) : Paper
Language of Materials
Massey, Edward; Smith, Egerton; Bill, Robert; Brunel, Sir Marc Isambard
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