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Canvas Rag

Date: 1890-1950
Overall: 180 x 815 x 240 mm
Medium: Canvas
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Bernard Lake
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Canvas Rag
Object No: 00053536

User Terms

    A square canvas rag with staining in the centre. It is placed over the knee and the shipwright uses it to roll the oakum, cotton or similar into the right size and compression before running it into the seams. The stain in the middle is caused by the pitch that the caulking material is impregnated with.

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