Sea Beacon John Smeaton
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Plan [bottom left], transverse [top] and longitudinal [bottom right] sectional views of a sea beacon, in a scale of 1:100 inches per foot, accompanied by a detailed explanation.
Signed in the bottom right corner ‘J Pickernell’ [Jonathan Pickernell] Inscribed ‘PLAN and Sections of a BEACON fixed on the Hook of the Gunfeet’
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-17812
- ©The Royal Society
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