Skead's Detaching Apparatus (Mechanical Sounder), 1857

Made:
1857 in Mediterranean Region

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Skead's detaching apparatus, weight detaching mechanical sounder (depth gauge and sounder), designed by F. Skead and used on HMS Tartarus, 1857, during telegraph survey operations between Malta and Crete.

Details

Category:
Oceanography
Object Number:
1876-828
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), bronze (copper, tin alloy), fibreglass, iron, lead (metal)
type:
sounder
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • derivative object
  • copy - derivative object
  • reproduction
credit:
Admiralty Hydrographic Department
status:
Permanent collection

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