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USED IN THE “PRINCE ALBERT" EXPEDITION IN SEARCH OF
SIR JOHN FRANKLIN.
Gutta Percha Company, 18, Wharf Road, City Road, London,
The Gutta Percha Boat was a great favourite of mine; and being desirous of testing the value of Gutta Percha when applied to Boats, I worked her pretty sharply in various ways. She answered most admirably. In the ice—in the open water—under sail, or as a row boat, she proved the best I had ever been acquainted with, and I should, most certainly, and strongly recommend Gutta Percha Boats for general service in the colder regions.
W. P. SNOW, Jan. 16th, 1850.
8, Clifton Terrace, West Brompton. “She behaved admirably: every voice was in praise of her: the Gutta Percha resisted the ice in a manner truly surprising, and glided past it unhurt; whereas, if we had had our mahogany, or any other kind of boat, it would have been in great danger, and, in all probability, on our return. ing through the ice afterwards, would have been crushed like an egg shell.".
Extracted from the “ Voyage of the ' Prince Albert' in search of Sir John Franklin : a Narrative of Every Day Life in the Arctic Seas.” Every variety of Gutta Percha articles for nautical use manufactured by The Gutta Percha Company, Patentees,
18, Wharf Road, City Road, London.