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Image number: RS.10865
Credit: © The Royal Society

Lanterns for safety at sea

Date

1823

Creator

Unknown, Artist

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 253mm
width (print): 315mm

Subject

Description

A miscellany of lantern designs, including gas-lamps, for unmanned light stations. Including a candelabra-style gaslight from Trieste (figure 9) and an anchor-shaped gaslight in use on Flat Holm island in the Bristol Channel off the coast of Wales (figure 10). Ten figures in total.

Plate 7 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.

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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