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Lead line

Other: 1540 x 220 x 60 mm, 4000 g
Medium: Rope, lead, leather, cloth, string
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from the Trustees of the Sydney Training Depot
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Lead line
Object No: 00047438

User Terms

    Hand-made boat's lead line used for determining the depth of water for safe navigation, consisting of a length of rope with bell-shaped piece of lead attached to the end via a leather loop, with various pieces of coloured cloth, knotted string, wooden toggles and fringed leather attached at various lengths along the rope.
    SignificanceThe line is typical of a handmade example, and demonstrates sailing technology and crafts.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Lead line

    Collection title: Len E Forsythe Snapper Island Collection

    Assigned title: Handmade lead line for measuring depths off side of a vessel

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