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Lead line

Overall: 1300 x 220 x 120 mm, 3800 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: 00047439

User Terms

    Boat's lead line made by David Glasson on Snapper Island 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

    Assigned title: Handmade lead line made by David Glasson for measuring depths off side of a vessel

    Collection title: Len E Forsythe Snapper Island Collection

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