U.S. PATENT OFFICE MODEL FOR IMPROVED ARMOR FOR SHIPS AND BATTERIES

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U.S. Patent #37,695 was issued February 17, 1863 to R.H. Jewett of Mount Sterling, IL. The invention was for “improved defensive armor for ships and other batteries.”

Offered here is the actual sample/model supplied to the U.S. Patent Office. The original patent office tag is secured to the piece and filled out in pen & ink. The armor sample is mounted on wood and measures approximately 6 ¼” wide x 8” tall. “J.H. Jewett” is stenciled in black on the back of the wood plank.

Jewett’s armor panels were to be attached to the sides of ships or the front of fixed works. The panels were assembled with a center made in “corrugated form” and positioned perpendicular to the outer and inner iron surfaces “like pillars”. This network of corrugated cells was expected to offer great strength.

A photocopy of the original patent and drawings is included.  [jet]

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