Bonnici's Claws, Depth Gauge and Sampler, 1855

Made:
1855 in Mediterranean Region

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Bonnici's Claws mechanical sounder (depth gauge and sampler), constructed by Carmelo Bonnici, blacksmith on HMS Spitfire, 1855. Used in surveys in the Black Sea and Mediterranean.

Details

Category:
Oceanography
Object Number:
1876-830
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), copper (metal), fibreglass
type:
sounder
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
credit:
Admiralty Hydrographic Department
status:
Permanent collection

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