Note: Baron de Bode and His Capstan

By John Harland, published May 2013


The capstan patented in 1836 was designed to be used with a chain messenger by which the               passage of cable was not interrupted.  The Note also contains details of the de Bode family and their historic claim to restitution under the Treaty of Paris for the value of their property seized by the Revolutionary Government in 1793.

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Filed under: Popular Topics | French Revolution | Other (location)
Subjects include: Biography | Ship Handling & Seamanship

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