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Museum catalogue: Scrimshaw Collection

 

Scrimshaw

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Accession no.: Y: 62/15/19
Object name: Scrimshaw
Title: Scrimshaw
Description: Tooth 137 mm. monochrome and engraved all round. British sloop; reverse: Two small sailing ships. 1
Classified name:
[Unknown system] 730.235 & 639.245.1
Number of items: 1
Full description:

19A.: A strange naive British naval ship, possibly a sloop of ca. 20 guns under fore and main skysails. She is rigged with a main spencer/trysail and her tops are unusually large

19B.: A 19th century gaff-rigged cutter or sloop (cf Figs 3A & 8B) with a gaff topsail, probably a coastal trader or fishing vessel.

19TE.: Along the root end of the trailing edge is an unusual two masted boat apparently with a large lateen foresail and a smaller gaff rigged sail aft. In the early 19th century, both America and Britain had gunboats with unusual combinations of rigs, some including lateen sails.

Dimensions:
  • Height: 137mm
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