Murray's boat disengaging gear


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Over the last several years I have undertaken a search for information related to Murray's boat disengaging gear which was used on Titanic's 16 wooden lifeboats. Except for photos of fairly low quality, no drawings or patent documents have been uncovered. It hasn't been for a lack of trying. I looked at every patent of disengaging gear from 1887-1912 in a search of the British Library and I commissioned a private researcher at the National Archives with no positive results. For those who are interested in this piece of equipment I have written an article documenting my search here: Murray's Disengaging Gear Article
 
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