A description of several instruments for measuring a ship"s way through the water
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A description of several instruments for measuring a ship"s way through the water By R. H Gower, ... With an account of his patent perpetual log, ... by Richard Hall Gower

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Published by printed for the author; and sold by Gilbert and Wright; Sewell; Elmsley; and T. and J. Egerton in London .
Written in English

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SeriesEighteenth century -- reel 5626, no. 11.
The Physical Object
Number of Pages32
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Open LibraryOL16925055M

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