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Self Acting Safety Rod (A Projection of a Life Preserver)
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: lithograph
Maker: Burton, C.; Day & Haghe
Place made: United Kingdom
Date made: 1834
Measurements: 8 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in
Colored plate with text in German; describes a self-acting safety rod for use on small boats such as whaleboats. At top is an illustration of a harpooneer in a whaleboat about to strike a mostly-submerged whale, while in the distance another whale flips a whaleboat into the air. More whaleboats, icebergs, and a whaleship in the background. Printed above the image, "Second edition 1834"