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Figure 55. Burt’s nipper, invented by Peter Burt, a British ship builder, in 1818. It was used to keep the sounding line vertical in spite of the motion of the ship. It was used by the British Admiralty along with a device of the same type designed by Massey.

Photo Category: Oceanography - Historical instruments

Author: Y. Berard/Oceanographic Museum of Monaco/ NOAA

License: Public Domain Mark 1.0 (Public domain)
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