Demonstration Model, Life Raft, 1881

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Description
This model represents an 1881 life raft by Frederick S. Allen of Cuttyhunk Island, Massachusetts Made with only a few parts, the raft was easy to use and collapse for storage. It was made of three barrels attached with wood strips in a triangular shape on the top and bottom. In the center there was rope webbing, with three oars included. Although tested, the raft was never used.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1881
patent date
1881-04-24
associated place
United States: Massachusetts, Elizabeth Islands, Cuttyhunk Island
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
ID Number
TR.160184
accession number
12246
patent number
240,634
catalog number
160184
Credit Line
Gift of Frederick S. Allen
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Work and Industry: Maritime
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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