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The Naval and Marine Engineering Exhibition

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THE Exhibition which Mr. Samson Barnett, jun., has opened at the Agricultural Hall, and which closes to-day, contains a very large number of objects connected directly and indirectly, and sometimes even totally disconnected with naval purposes. The collection is by no means totally devoid of novelties and of objects of considerable scientific interest. The Exhibition contains numerous models of recently-built war and merchant ships, a few small marine engines and boilers, and portions of large-size marine boilers, together with fittings of engines and boilers in great variety. There are also several specimens of steam steering gear, ships' telegraphs, steam capstans, cranes, and machinery generally for loading and unloading vessels, boat-lowering apparatus, life-saving appliances, dredging gear, and refrigerating appliances. Naval artillery was not well represented, but Messrs. Hotchkins and Co. exhibited some fine specimens of their beautiful revolving cannon, which have been adopted in the navies of several foreign governments, notably in those of France, Germany, Russia, and Italy.

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