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Sounding Apparatus

Sounding Apparatus

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The inscription on the lid of the wooden box reads “BASSNETT’S PATENT SOUNDER / MADE BY / T. BASSNETT LIVERPOOL.” Thomas Bassnett obtained several British patents in the 1890s.
An advertisement in W. M. Walters, "The Ocean Tramp," and Hints on Keeping Her Afloat (London, 1889) claimed that Bassnett's Patent Atmospheric Sounder "is now being adopted by all the leading Steam and Sailing Ship Owners in the United Kingdom and Foreign Countries."
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Object Name
sounding apparatus
overall: 2 5/16 in x 29 7/8 in x 4 3/8 in; 5.87375 cm x 75.8825 cm x 11.1125 cm
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