The Great Exhibition
The Reports of the Juries of the Great Exhibitions states: â€śClass VIII Models of Ships etc. Section B. Various objects connected with the Naval Service â€¦ Prize Medal awarded to Exhibitor No. 291, Lieut. James Rigmaiden R.N., 6 Harley Place London W1., Inventor and Manufacturer â€“ for the model of his plan of lanyard plates, to set up standard rigging of ships, in lieu of rope lanyards and dead-eyes; the small space occupied by the plates allowing quarter-deck and forecastle guns to be trained to any angle, and not liable to fire, as with rope lanyardsâ€ť.
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