Model of the lighthouse on the Maplin Sands

Made:
1838-1887 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unknown

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Whole model, scale 1:24, of the Maplin Sands lighthouse (1838-9) patented by Alexander Mitchell, on cut-away diorama showing the screw-pile system in the sand bed under the sea on a wood base, unsigned, England, 1838-1887

Details

Category:
Navigation
Object Number:
1899-41
Materials:
complete, cotton (fibre), glass, metal (unknown), paint, plaster and wood (unidentified)
type:
model - representation
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
  • visual and verbal communication
  • built environment - hierarchy name
  • single built work- hierarchy name
  • transportation building
credit:
Wells, E.