The cliff crane invented by J. Johnston [sic], Esq., of Brighton. The preservation of life by this machine is said to have been very great. On the cliffy iron-bound coasts small vessels are often stranded on the beach, to which access is either difficult or impossible, but the cliff crane makes the "way of escape" however steep or rugged the cliff, easy and manageable by a few hands. . . . . [Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham. This image may be used without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose.]

References

"British Life Contrivances for Saving Shipwrecked and Drowning Persons." The Illustrated London News (1842): 124.


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