Lionel Lukin

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Lionel Lukin

Lionel Lukin1742-1834

Lifeboat

While he was working as a London coachbuilder, Lukin began experimenting with a Norwegian yawl in 1784, testing his alterations in the River Thames.

May 18,Little Dunmow Essex England

1742Born

Was the first who built a Life-boat, and was the original Inventorof that principle of safety, by which many lives and much propertyhave been preserved from Shipwreck; and he obtained for it the King's patent in the year 1785.

He also invented a raft for rescuing persons under ice, an adjustable reclining bed for hospital patients, and a rain gauge.

February 16, Hythe Kent

1784Experiments

Inventions

1950

1785invention

1834died

He patented his method of constructing small boats that would not sink even when filled with water. He used watertight compartments, cork, and other lightweight materials.


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