Account of Mr. Morton"s patent slip for hauling vessels out of the water to be repaired, &c.
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Account of Mr. Morton"s patent slip for hauling vessels out of the water to be repaired, &c.

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Published by Printed for A. Constable in Edinburgh .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Statementdrawn up from information communicated by the inventor.
SeriesLandmarks of science II
LC ClassificationsQ111 .H35, TC361 .H35
The Physical Object
Paginationp. 125-129, [1] leaf of plates
Number of Pages129
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19894020M

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