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Fisherman's Vade-Mecum

Description

Fisherman's vade-mecum made of light-colored wood consisting of an outer frame with eight line winders carved from one piece and an inner cylinder of four screwed-together compartments to hold weights, hooks, and one fitted for a reel wound of yellow silk thread; top screws in with carved knop.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1750-1800
Location of origin
England
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
incising
wood (plant material)
Object type
Fishing & Trapping T&E
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
Incised
incising
manuals (instructional materials)
VADE-MECUM, FISHERMAN'S
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
5 1/2 x 1 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1992.545
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
10653

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