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Ball of Oakum

Date: 1890-1950
Overall: 456 g
Medium: Oakum
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Bernard Lake
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Oakum
Object No: 00053675

User Terms

    A ball of Oakum, that is derived from jute and is used to seal the spaces between planks on the hull and deck of wooden ships to render them water tight.

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