August’s Item of the month: Captain George Peacock: naval officer, inventor...and more

August’s Item of the month has just been published…and it is mind-blowing!!! Katherine has been researching the interesting career of George Peacock, a naval officer who was also a very industrious inventor. His credited inventions include the peculiar ‘floating poncho’, a dress the top half of which was inflatable, and the iconic ‘Swan of the River Exe’, a small yacht with the appearance of a giant swan. If you have been intrigued by Captain George Peacock’s distinctive inventions, read his fascinating story as naval officer, inventor...and more at August's Item of the month

George Peacock George Peacock's Swan boat, Illustrated London News, Oct 1860