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The Resource Ships' bilge pumps : a history of their development, 1500-1900, Thomas J. Oertling

Ships' bilge pumps : a history of their development, 1500-1900, Thomas J. Oertling

Label
Ships' bilge pumps : a history of their development, 1500-1900
Title
Ships' bilge pumps
Title remainder
a history of their development, 1500-1900
Statement of responsibility
Thomas J. Oertling
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
All wooden ships leak, a stark fact that has terrified sailors since the earliest days of ocean travel. Maritime historical literature is filled with horrific descriptions of being aboard a slowly sinking ship. Starting from this human perspective, then, Thomas J. Oertling traces the five-hundred-year evolution of a seemingly mundane but obviously important piece of seafaring equipment - and tells the story of nautical innovation - in this one-of-a-kind history. Beginning with early sixteenth-century documents that recorded bilge pump design and installation and ending at about 1900, when bilge pumps were being mass-produced, Oertling covers a period of radical technological change. He describes the process of making long wooden pump tubes by hand, as well as the assembly of the machine-crafted pumps that helped revolutionize ship construction and design. Also given in detail are the creation, function, and development of the three types of pumps used from about 1500 to well into the nineteenth century: the burr pump, the "suction" or common pump, and the chain pump. Of further interest is Oertling's overall examination of the nature and management of leaks in ships' hulls. This work is well illustrated, with line art depicting the placement and use of pumps aboard the ships, early drawings showing pump design, and photographs revealing artifacts found at shipwreck sites. Of obvious interest to nautical archaeologists, maritime historians, and ship modelers, this book is written in an interesting and informative style, rendering it easily accessible to laypersons and amateur enthusiasts
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digitized
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1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oertling, Thomas J.
Dewey number
623.8/73
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in nautical archaeology
Series volume
no. 2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Marine pumps
Label
Ships' bilge pumps : a history of their development, 1500-1900, Thomas J. Oertling
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-97) and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm44956284
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 105 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585191867
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44956284
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Ships' bilge pumps : a history of their development, 1500-1900, Thomas J. Oertling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-97) and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm44956284
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 105 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585191867
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44956284
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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