Balchin Bomb Lance

Edmund Balchin [1825-88] was a gunsmith at 74 Mytongate, Hull. In 1859 he developed and patented the exploding harpoon (Balchin Bomb Lance) which terminated the life of a whale much more quickly than by previous methods thereby reducing its suffering, and making life safer and easier for the sailors. Hull Maritime Museum currently hold 4 […]

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Nigel Marlin Balchin Novels

A collection of novels by Nigel Marlin Balchin. Books written by Nigel Balchin include:- ‘No Sky’ (1934); ‘Simple Life’ (1935); ‘Lightbody on Liberty’ (1936); ‘Darkness Falls From The Air’ (1942); ‘The Small Black Room’ (1943); ‘Mine Own Executioner’ (1945); ‘Lord, I Was Afraid’ (1947); ‘The Borgia Testament’ (1948); ‘A Sort of Traitors’ (1949) (made into film ‘Suspect’); ‘The Anatomy […]

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