Dredging barge John Smeaton
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Plan [top right as viewed] and sectional view [bottom] of a spoon dredging barge, with sectional details of the spoon mechanism [top left]. In a scale of 1:48 inches per foot.
The plan view shows the deck cleared, with notes on the width of the main body. The profile view shows the spoon and crane mechanism part submerged by water. The spoon head consists of a metal ring. Spoon dredging was used in the preparatory, excavation work of bridge building.
Inscribed ‘PLAN and PROFILE of a Dredging Barge’
Original drawing from Designs by the late John Smeaton made on various occasions in the course of his employment as a Civil Engineer from the year 175[?] to 179[?], Volume 4. Containing Designs for Bridges and Buildings. Collected and arranged by John Farey, 1821.
John Smeaton (1724-1792) was a British civil engineer, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1753.
John Farey (1766-1826) was a British geologist and surveyor, he worked on the published reports of John Smeaton’s work between 1809 and 1812.
- Image reference: RS-17815
- ©The Royal Society
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