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date: 04 April 2020

Dennett, Johnlocked

(1790–1852)
  • W. W. Wroth
  • , revised by R. C. Cox

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Dennett, John (1790–1852), inventor of a life-saving rocket, and antiquary, lived in Newport, Isle of Wight. In or about 1830 he invented a life-saving rocket apparatus (known as ‘Dennett's’) for conveying a rope from the shore to a shipwrecked crew. George William Manby...

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