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Working the boat
 
Providence steam capstan windlass model, 1883
Providence steam capstan windlass model, 1883

Inventors constantly suggested changes and improvements for shipboard equipment.

Elisha Barlow's anchor patent model, 1869
Elisha Barlow's anchor patent model, 1869
Leech's ruddar collar
Leech's ruddar collar
John Jones's elastic lanyard, 1872
John Jones's elastic lanyard, 1872
Capstan, 1874
Capstan, 1874
Demonstration model of F. S. Allen's hand windlass
Demonstration model of F. S. Allen's hand windlass
F. S. Allen's hand windlass, 1876
F. S. Allen's hand windlass, 1876
Providence steam pump-brake windlass model, 1884
Providence steam pump-brake windlass model, 1884
Allen and Grater's capstan, 1866
Allen and Grater's capstan, 1866
Alexander Wellens's telescoping brows, 1957
Alexander Wellens's telescoping brows, 1957
Surge reliever, 1870
Surge reliever, 1870
Patent model of Theodore Timby's apparatus for raising sunken vessels
Patent model of Theodore Timby's apparatus for raising sunken vessels
Webb's paint sample, 1879
Webb's paint sample, 1879
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