France Le Havre Bateau Rouleau de Ernest Bazin Ancienne Photo 1898
Vintage Anonymous Studio Photo. (uncommon)
Ernest Bazin: master mariner and especially invented a curious ship. Perched six feet above the water, it will be powered by engines with floating wheels. Expected results: peaks of 30 knots, fuel economy. In short, New York will soon be only a few hours we ...
But before we get there, it will be all up, Ernest Bazin. Everything! The plow electric, pneumatic bed through the alarm of passenger cars, the tunnel borer Mont Cenis ... We owe him even a lighthouse, in 1870, during the defense of Paris, unmasks the Prussian troops. Afterwards, our worthy holder of the Legion of Honour tested its latest underwater discoveries off Vigo. Here he comes up the buried treasure galleons ...
His ship wheeler, he thinks for a long time. For five years, he experimented on a small lake Vincennes model. A patent was filed June 15, 1892. In 1893, Ernest founded a corporation along with Marcel Bazin.
Technical fiasco. Financial fiasco. Ernest Bazin died January 18, 1898. Leaving the plans of the final model that is sure to swallow the Atlantic in four days. They put on sale the prototype in Liverpool. The price of materials. Nobody showed up at the auction.
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