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Image number: RS.10862
Credit: © The Royal Society

Buoys and lights

Date

1823

Creator

Unknown, Artist

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 253mm
width (print): 305mm

Subject

Content object

Description

Six figures of maritime safety devices including chained buoys with bells and lighthouse illuminations with bells and gongs.

Plate 4 from Saggio di osservazioni sui mezzi atti a migliorare la construzione e l'illuminazione dei Faro con appendice sull' illuminazione dei Fari col gas by Giovanni Aldini (Milan, 1823).

Not signed. The plate has an accompanying descriptive key. Two scales in ‘Paris feet’.

Giovanni Aldini (1762-1834) Italian physicist, is best-known for his experiments in galvanism but was also a pioneer in the field of lighthouse engineering.

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