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Lighthouse, Eddystone, second / sample / lead


One of a group of models and drawings of the Eddystone Lighthouses - second lighthouse - a piece of lead taken from the stomach of a keeper after the fire of 1755

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History of Science

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Lighthouse, Eddystone, second / sample / lead


Designer: John Rudyard, London
Henry Hall
Depicted: Eddystone Rocks, English Channel, North Atlantic, ATLANTIC OCEAN


  • Shining Lights: The story of Scotland's Lighthouses (15 Oct 2010 - 03 Apr 2011)
    Museum of Scotland


'LIV. An Account of the Case of a Man who died of the Effects of the Fire at Eddy-stone Light-house. By Mr. Edward Spry, Surgeon at Plymouth. Read Feb. 5 1755. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc 49 (1756) pp.477- 9

'A Letter of John Huxham, M.D. F.R.S. to Mr William Watson, F.R.S. concerning the Case of the Man, who swallowed melted Lead.' Read Feb. 5, 1756. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc 49 (1756) pp.483 - 4

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