The first Cape Hatteras Lighthouse was built in 1803. It was a sandstone structure 90 feet tall that projected an insufficient light beam using a collection of Argand lamps and reflectors. Sitars to a new height of 150 feet in 1854, and a first order Fresnel lens was installed, the most powerful of its day. During the Civil War in 1861, retreating Confederate soldiers took the Fresnel lamp from the lighthouse, to keep it out of Union hands. Shell damage during the war & structural deterioration prompted the construction of a replacement lighthouse in 1870, the one we enjoy today.
All patent print and drawing pages are restored and digitally enhanced to remove as many flaws as possible while maintaining the integrity of the original document.
Patent print or drawings are a wonderful way to own a piece of history and display your favorite inventions on your home or office walls.
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