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Fishing net weight

Fishing net weight

Date Added: 24 April 2008 Year Range: 1900 - 1950 Institution Name: dnhhl Cat No: | 2002_106 | Picture No: 753

Spherical fishing net weight with central hole and two sets of three incised parallel lines. Dense pale wood but darker inside and round edges of central hole, probably from contact with rope. Described on old database as a counterweight from a stable bridle.

Dimensions: Height 80mm - Diameter 85mm


This is a parley or parrel ball, a string of which around the mast held the yard at the top of the lugsail close to the mast, sometimes used between the gaff jaws on a yard or boom.
Comment left on 25 October 2016 at 11:07 by Bob Clunas Many thanks for clarification of this object Administrator
It's made from Lignum Vitae; the colour variation is the difference between heartwood and sapwood. Comment left on 19 January 2020 at 22:32 by Paul Womack
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