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Title Papers Concerning Timber and Ship Building, ca. 1673-1686, ff. 37-67
Reference Add 72893
Library The British Library
Date ca. 1673-1686
Description William Petty, amongst other things, was a boat designer. He was the first to design and build a double bottom, or 'twin-hulled' boat. These papers provide an insight into this aspect of his work.
Document Type Private Papers
Primary Commodity Timber
Theme Production
Keywords shipping, construction, labour, timber, oak
Region Europe
Places UK; England, London
Additional Information Please note that these folios are from the following collection: Petty Papers. VOL. XLIV (ff. i + 118). Papers Concerning Shipping, the Admiralty, etc; circa 1661-1686. Formerly from Bowood Boxes G and H.1. ff. 1-36. Papers Concerning Shipping, Navigation and Petty's Experimental 'Double Bottom' Boat
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