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  • See also cork-jacket.

    "... a contrivance by Mr. Knight Spencer, for the preservation of shipwrecked mariners, &c., and for which he was rewarded by the Royal Humane Society with the honorary silver medal, in 1803.

    "This invention consists of a girdle, whose diameter is intended to fit the body, and is composed of about 800 old tavern corks, strung upon a strong twine, well lashed together with laycord, covered with canvas, and painted in oil, so as to render it waterproof: two cords are fastened to the back of the girdle, with loops at their ends; another cord about three feet comes from the same place, in the middle of which a few corks are strung, covered with canvas and painted as above mentioned...."

    Falconer's New Universal Dictionary of the Marine (1816), 492

    October 12, 2008